Eight years ago in my elementary school, I licked the remnants of Shepherd's pie from a fork. Such a meaty morsel has not passed my lips since, despite a few tempting opportunities. Many people perceive vegetarianism as a dietary choice, but for me it is a life path with roots in appalling cafeteria victuals. I have always been a lover of animals and refuse to support their exploitation with my dollar. As a vegetarian in the Midwest, this has led to many stimulating debates with peers and interested adults alike.
Is that last sentence any good after the comma? I don't know if I like it.
The whole cowboy thing came off as snobby... :[ Blast!
And is it bad that I say I have a firm stance but have also been tempted? It kinda is...
More advice! Ek. Here is my second.
I'm nervous about sounding corny on both of these, but I'm being truthful!
I am the girl who feels guilty when forgetting to unplug electronics after using them. Growing up in a household that is very environmentally conscious, I have always been aware of my ecological footprint. Going without heat to conserve energy and save money on the gas bill is not dire circumstance; it is a reason to put on that extra jacket. I compost, collect rainwater, have my own garden, use energy efficient lights, and perhaps most condemning as a sixteen-year-old, do not have a car.