Hello fellow vegans!

About. Where do I begin? Let's start with my name.  It's Marcia (yes, like the Brady Bunch). I have been a vegetarian for over 21 years.  It has been pretty easy for the most part. Maybe a few odd looks here and there, but quitting meat at 12-years-old, I would expect some people to question my sanity. I really can't remember a time when I felt out of place being the only vegetarian that I knew. I do remember my school lunches consisted of a sandwich with bread, lettuce, tomatoe, cheese and mayonnaise and then for dessert I would have a Snack Cake (remember those white cakes with the white frosting inside and chocolate drizzle on top? Do they still make those?) Yum! Anyway...

Fast forward 21 years later. Still a vegetarian. But a vegetarian that wanted a change. After some research (and soul searching) I decided to take the next step and become a vegan.  My meat loving husband just became a vegetarian, all on his own I might add, and we are trying to take important steps to prolong our lives and the planet. So far, so good. Now, about this blog...

I decided to start this blog because I knew there had to be other new vegans out there who want to share or need information. I also want to connect with people that I can learn from and maybe learn from me.  I decided on the name "The Vegan Variety" (thanks husband) because there are a variety of vegan topics I want to discuss and share. Plus, have you seen the amount of vegan blogs out there?! That was the hardest part about started this blog was thinking of a name for it!  Anyway, there is so much I want to say and share but unfortunately I have no vegans (other than my vegetarian husband) around me to share my new found veganism. That's where this blog comes in handy.

I am not a professional blogger or writer, (this is actually my first attempt at blogging, yea me! I know I am a little behind the times), I just want to get out there and explore and start doing something good for myself and the planet.  If I get something out of this blog it would be to just have a voice.  I am so passionate about my way of living that even if just one persons reads my blog I will feel like I accomplished something.  "Silence is agreement" right? (Love that quote!)

Anywho, I hope that you enjoy my blog, whoever you are out there in blogland, blog-o-sphere or what ever the cool kids call it these days. 

(Insert cleaver tag line here). :-)

The Vegan Variety