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Friday, December 31, 2010

Just the Beginning

Hello All!

So here I am, the beginning of 2011, and how to I decide to start it? Clean out and organize the pantry of course! I have to take inventory and see what's what, especially since it is the first hour of the new year. I have been a vegan for quite some time now, and even though I get a little bit of hell from my peers, it has been one of the great joys of my life so far. This yeaer, I have decided to go completely 100% raw for the month of January. If I like it, I'll continue and see where life's journey takes me. I thought, what better time to start than the new year, which is why a pantry clean out was in order. I haven't really made a resolution, mainly because I've moticed that they have become increasingly overrated. I like to begin each day with a new and improved mindset, and I know that is what I will comtinue.

Here's a little glimple at the process of my inventory:

A little bit of a mess in progress, but I know it is what I need right now. To say the least, it is somewhat soothing actually.

After about 2 hours, I finally organized it into different catagories: raw snacks/sea veggies, nonraw vegan goods, nuts/seeds/dried fruits, and beans/ grains. I only had to throw out a few things, but I wrote down everything I have and I feel really impowered, even though it is 2:30 in the morning. My next task is to get some sleep and prepare for my yoga class (yay!). One goal I have is to do yoga at least 3 times a week in 2011.

I am really proud of myself, and I am excited for the new year that awaits us.

What were you most proud of yourself for in 2010? What are your new affirmations for 2011.

Much gratitude, and a wonderful new year to all!


  1. Wow Julia! You are amazing! Best wishes for lots of success with you new choices. Happy 2011!

  2. Wow! Congrats, julia. I have loved watching your evolution as a vegan and cannot wait to follow your blog :)

  3. Thanks Nancy! Happy New Year to you too!

  4. Oh my gosh thanks so much Gena! That means so much to me! I hope all is well.

  5. Julia, first of all congrats both on your decision and on your blog!can't wait to follow it!! do you have dates for when you are coming in the summer?

  6. thanks mims <3 to you too and I will tell you the dates soon, I just don't know them off hand right now. And also thanks Naama! :]

  7. I'm so proud of you in every way Julia Jr.
    I will be keeping up with your accomplishments
    always....You are destined for success!
    luv u