I am lucky that I have a great support system. My hubby is excellent. He eats most things that I prepare and he will even go to my favorite vegan restaurants. Also my BFF is a great supporter of my diet. Most of my co-workers are supportive and even interested in the things that I eat. My boss, who I will call Mr. Small (Sex and the City lover that I am...the opposite of Mr. Big) gives me so much grief about my diet. He's calmed down a bit, but in the beginning he would get angry when we talked about it. I never started the conversation, he always did and he just can not understand why I would choose to eat this way. I think it's pretty funny. I received some words of wisdom from one of my patients, "Don't worry about what's on someone else's plate". So true! Most of the patients that I share my lifestyle with are intrigued and interested. I don't walk around with a shirt that says "I'm a VEGAN"...well, Most days I don't. (smiles)
The reason I decided to blog about this is because if it were not for my Twitter Vegan Family, I would be the only vegan that I know. Granted I have never met any of them, I feel that we have a little community of vegans and we communicate with each other regularly. I just hope that all the lonely vegans out there have as good of a support system as I do...it really makes everything easier!
Question: Are you the only vegan in your household? If so, are your friends and family supportive???
And remember to Make it With Love