Friday, September 16, 2011

My Vegan Priority

Sometimes it seems like the thing to do is take the easy way out: eat crap, get wasted, work oneself to death, be a dick, care only about our self. That is what pretty much everyone else is doing and maybe that is why we live in a world like this.

I think that veganism and straight edge to a great extent have to do with priorities that become our life. We can always (and have the right to) choose what is bad, because for some reason , what is wrong is also easy. Only the stuff that are good and right are hard to do.

Maintainng a good vegan diet is not always easy when you're on the run, working long hours, not having enough time to plan your meals etc. Modern life is not designed for vegans. On the other hand, in a way veganism is designed for modern life: it is like an antidote for the crazy pace that goes on. Being vegan is totally more worth it when you live in a mad place like this (Athens for me, put your city here ________ ).

The way we live and what we put in out bodies definitely affects how we feel in everyday life. It is good to know you can depend on yourself to take care of yourself. It is good to know you can rely on yourself to find the stuff that will make you healthier and last more in this task we have... to stay alive and be well.

And this is just one more reason why I've been following the vegan straight edge lifestyle.

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Few, The Proud & The Crucial

So today I did a bit of a revamp on this site, added a new background image and twiddled some other things here and there. I am constantly thinking of ways to better this site and make if a better medium for the vegan straight edge cause.

The above is not always easy, as I do another hardcore music zine (Take Your Shot) and I am just about to start a blog for the site of the vegan shop I am opening with my girlfriend. All that stuff can drain the amounf of things I've got to say sometimes. But still, I am convinced that a creative mind always finds new ways to use already existing things... we'll see.

As things turn out, this seems to become more of a personal blog, about how I see life being Vegan Straight Edge. For me that's ok, because I mean there are so many STRAIGHT EDGE VEGAN logos and banners I can upload up here before it gets boring. But at the same time, I am glad to know that some people have used the stuff I've put up on this site. Some people actually cared enough to distribute the VSXE message (made stickers etc) with stuff they found through Vegan Straight Edge Athens. So all that stuff is still up for the people who may want to use them, and I will continue to upload them from time to time.

What I am even more excited about is the fact that a lot people from Greece are checking this site out. I check the stats so I can verify that. Makes me think that maybe I should start writing in Greek altogether. Even if straight edge is still held in contempt in this country, people out there are at least interested and/or curious about sXe and veganism... So know that we're not going away!