Since Ello seems to be the place for me to reveal information before I tell the world at large...
...I decided not to wait until 2015 started before making a few changes in my life. I cut my caffeine intake in half. I relaunched the app on my phone that will hopefully help me keep on top of housework and other "stuff I gotta do". And I started possibly the biggest challenge I've ever taken:
I'm attempting vegetarianism.
I decided I didn't want it to be an inconvenience to myself or anybody else, so I made myself a set of rules.
1. If I'm not "in charge" of my meal, I'll eat what I get. If I go to a friend's house for dinner, and he's making burgers, I'll have a burger. I'm fine with that.
2. If I AM in charge of my meal, as I usually am, I'll do my utmost to find something meat-free to eat.
3. If I can't find anything meat-free, or none of the meat-free options seem at all appealing, I'll then choose something fish- or seafood-based.
So it's not full-on vegetarianism. Just cutting the meat way back. I started this just shy of three weeks ago. During that time, my animal intake has been: one slice of bacon, one slice of beef roast (for Christmas), a shrimp dish at a Chinese restaurant, and the fried fish entree at White Fence Farm. Not too shabby.
How do I feel? OK. I know I'm supposed to say I feel a thousand times better, but I don't - I'm still just OK. But I'm enjoying how it's going so far. Will I stick with it? No idea. But I'll certainly keeping trying it for the time being.
Oh, and why haven't I told the world at large? I guess because of the stereotype. "If somebody's a vegetarian, you'll know - they'll tell you right away, repeatedly". So I'm trying it without really telling anybody. (Except, now, you.) I haven't even told Rick. So, Rick, if you're reading this, I'm now a vegetarian. Kind of.