It is not my duty to make other people comfortable with my personal choices.
The best way to motivate myself is to look at how far I've come instead of looking at others.
I will continue to be unapologetic about who I am and what my choices are.
Saving money is never a bad idea, but spending money on adventurous experiences is not a bad idea either
I do not need to defend, support or accept toxic family members just because they are my family.
Making new friends who share my beliefs will always be better than keeping old friends who are not supportive of my lifestyle
Even just 1 alcoholic drink is not fun. The 3 years I stopped drinking made me feel great. And the one year I started again, didn't.
Staying silent to the ignorance of others is not okay.
Immediate gratification is for children, working hard now to get rewards in the future is worth it! (even if others don't agree)
I do not need to feel bad for being "the one vegan" at a dinner who can't eat anything they cooked. They invited me, they should have made food I could eat too.
Mind over matter is very real.
Saying YES to events more often has brought me more joy.
But working with companies who do not share my beliefs will only make me upset.
Growing up is not a bad thing.
Going through the motions of a day is not the right way to live. If I don't love how my days are going, I will change it.
Spending money on cheap clothes from brands who don't care about the Earth and human & animal welfare is not worth it, buying more expensive, quality items from brands who do the right thing actually makes me feel good.