I am a 40 something woman who went vegan for ethical reasons over four years ago, prior to this I was a lifelong vegetarian. I live in the UK where veganism is increasing in popularity at the moment.
Until recently I worked full time as an Accountant in an office based role. Having just collected my twenty year long service award I decided that I wanted a change, to take a break from work and spend some time doing something different from the nine to five for a while. So with the support of my husband I was able to quit my job and think about what it was that I wanted out of life. My list isn’t hugely ambitious, I wanted to finally learn to drive (which I achieved last year), to volunteer at my local library and at a local wildlife rescue centre. I want to read more, to do something a bit creative, to spend time experimenting with vegan cookery and to work on my health and fitness. I would like to learn another language and get all those jobs done that we never got round to when we were both working.
And so, I have finished my last shift in the office and I can start to enjoy My Big Fat Vegan Life.
Wish me luck!