Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I reposted this picture of a faux fish to illustrate this post.
As I mention in my FAQs, my decision to not eat meat that I made about five and a half years ago hasn't fared very well in my house. But, when I am not there, I have made the conscious decision to not purchase or consume meat for myself.
Although I often get a lot of questions about all of this, I don't regret this decision at all. I've kept a lot of junk out of my system this way, and I've also learned how to cook great meals without meat.
But being surrounded by meat-eaters makes me feel like a kill-joy. I don't think people "understand," and going out to eat or being a guest at someone's house is often rough.
Yes, here it comes. Over the weekend, my little sister convinced me to eat fish again. Ahh, the infinite wisdom of a 13-year-old. I'm not sure how this happened or the exact rationale. People DO ask me often, "Well, if you don't eat meat, do you eat fish?" Like fish isn't a meat? Well, I guess it's not.
The prospect of voluntarily ordering fish is a little unnerving, since I still think about where it comes from, flesh, etc. And because of this, it's I'm pretty sure I WON'T be picking up poultry or bigger meat down the line. And I am still hesitant to pick up other seafood at the moment, so it will remain at fish, at least at first.
I have not had any fish since I made this decision, but I suspect it will come up soon. I do NOT want to eat it more than occasionally, and maybe after a while, I will stop eating it again. So for now, I consider this a temporary "experiment" of sorts, and I'll figure it out from there. And no, I don't want to be called a "pescatarian." I don't even like being called a "vegetarian," because I'm kinda not. No labels, just being picky about my food!
P.S. I apologize if I have alienated any of my readers by this. I guess I'm still on that journey of figuring who I am... and what I choose to consume.