Over a year ago, I discovered the devastating effects of animal agriculture on the environment and subsequently decided to become vegetarian. As I continued to research animal agriculture and the effects of living animal product free, I found that there were virtually no downsides to ditching all animal products. With the abundance of information in support of my decision, making the choice to go vegan was nearly effortless, and has been one of the most mentally, physically, and spiritually rewarding decisions of my life. My lifestyle has improved tremendously as a vegan; I have found a renewed sense of motivation to not only take care of my own body again, but also to take care of others and the world around me. Veganism has helped me rediscover my passion for helping animals and protecting wildlife that had faded away since I was a kid, inspiring me to pursue blogging and writing to educate and help others along the path to a healthy, ethical lifestyle!