August is the one year anniversary of two things. One good. One bad. In August of 2006 I started my journey as a vegetarian and the month my best friend died.
A year ago I was sick. My body was betraying me. A decision had to be made. Going green was the best gift I gave myself. So when I went back to my post about my first meatless day it made me giggle. I do remember that it was so hard. Trying to come up with a menu was a struggle. A year later, I am excited to make my weekly menu and have learned an incredible amount in the process. I have experimented with ingredients and tasted new things. Cooking was always something I felt I sucked at, but a year later I now have cooking confidence! I make things to share with friends and co-workers. It also has introduced me to some wonderful people and I've made some great friends along the way.
The other anniversary is a painful one that I don't want to write much about. Alyssa was my best friend and greyhound soul mate. I miss her. Everyday.