This year, I’m giving up meat for Lent. Old school, I know. I’ve given up other things before (most notable was the year I didn’t buy books for 40 days), but I’ve already been more discerning about what I spend my money on this past six months (the upside to being unemployed) so it didn’t feel like much of a sacrifice to vow to give up buying the books I’m not buying now anyway.
But I like meat. I don’t eat as much of it as I used to, but I can really enjoy turkey enchiladas or a good lamb stew. So it felt like a proper Lenten sacrifice to give it up for 40 days. Not to mention that I’ve been thinking about factory farming and other questionable ways we get our meat lately, so it seems like a good idea from an ecological/moral viewpoint as well.
Tuesday, I had one last blow-out (featuring, among other things, chicken nuggets. For some reason, I love chicken nuggets), but as of yesterday, I am, for all intents and purposes, vegetarian. Wish me luck.