For me, the hardest part of being a vegan is finding new places to eat when in a new area.
I’m sure it’s easier to find places to eat nowadays than it was years ago, but it’s still somewhat hard when you’re a little picky.
Now that we’ve moved to a new state, I’ve been on the lookout for vegan-friendly or all vegan restaurants. I came across a vegan Thai cuisine restaurant, but I haven’t tried it yet. When it comes to oriental food I’m very particular about what I eat. But I have decided that I will try it at some point, but preferably with someone who enjoys Thai food in case I don’t like it.
In the meantime I’ve been making my own food, which I usually prefer. However, with the start of my senior year of online school and looking for a job, I’m somewhat limited on time. I have the time now until I get a job, but hopefully I won’t have to search for one for too long.
I’m thinking it might be a good idea if I make a few different meals and freeze them so I’ll have something on hand if I don’t have time or feel like cooking. Salads are easy too.
I guess it’s not that hard being vegan.
We’re moving to another state.
When I say “we” I mean my brother Sammy and his girlfriend Mia. We’re moving up to Illinois, just a few towns away from where my other brothers, Seth and Scotty, and my girlfriend go to boarding school.
Needless to say, I’m very excited to be near those three again. It’s going to make our senior year the best ever. Yeah, I know, I’m an online student. But that means I’ll be more flexible to be able to go visit them and they’ll be able to stay over on the weekends if they want to.
So Illinois will be the forth state I’ve lived in, since I don’t count being at boarding school as living there because it wasn’t permanent. Before that I have lived in Connecticut, New York and Virginia. My favorites have been my home state (CT) and Virginia. New York was okay, but I didn’t live there for too long.
I’m excited for this new adventure, even though it means starting new and saying goodbye to friends. At least it’s not goodbye forever. I’m sure they’ll be visiting soon enough. In fact, my brother’s best friend is planning on moving up here when he’s done with this coming fall semester.
That’s still a few months away though.
This will be the last time I’m required to do summer reading for school. It’s kind of amazing I’m already one year away from finishing high school… but let’s not get into that.
With my school’s flexibility of being online, they’re also flexible when it comes to our summer reading lists. They release a list of books that we can choose from for our summer reading, and it’s a rather large list. It’s full of the classics that we don’t cover in our classes, along with Christian reads, as it is a Christian school.
I took a while to look through the list and decided on eight titles I definitely want to read this summer to complete my list. Technically we only need to read one book so that we can write a book report the first week of classes, but most schools require that anyway. Other than that, summer reading is optional. I’ve always done it though, because I love to read. I might not read as much as my brother Seth, but I do read quite a bit.
I might start posting reviews as I read the books, but I’m not 100% sure about that yet. I’ll see how it goes. If you’re interested in what titles I’ll be reading, you can check out my Summer Reading List and maybe let me know if you’ve read any of them or not.
With that, let the summer reading begin!