There are moments in going vegan that people often describe as:
Something just clicked.
A switch was flipped.
A light bulb went on.
Suddenly, I got it.
I love these descriptions because they add a bit of drama to a story, and they refer to casting light into darkness. This makes sense because we’re talking about improving your life, the lives of animals and illuminating important issues in our food system and the environment.
But for me these changes didn’t happen overnight. A switch didn’t exactly flip. I may sometimes describe it like that, because metaphors are helpful in explaining things. But going vegan for me was (and is) more of a long, gradual awakening with periodic mishaps and occasional disruptions.