Journal Entry: Sat May 16, 2015, 9:16 PM
I've been going through a hard time atm. I kind of lost the will to do anything but to wait for the time to return home. I feel like I'm in a prison and I will be for the next 15 months. It's hard to want to do anything but save money and think about the day I leave, that's how homesick I am. I want to get over it and I'm doing what I can to take my mind away from this. I hope that in the next month I'll feel better and things will get back to normal.
That brings me to becoming a vegan. I watched Earthlings and, although I was aware about the cruelty in animal farms, I was more than shocked and cried for over 90 minutes. It's the saddest thing ever. I've been vegan and a vegetarian before and stopping just because I forgot or thought it was easier to go back to the 'normal'. I don't think that what we do to animals is normal... I don't think drinking milk from another animal meant for a baby cow is normal for a human being. There is nothing normal with the way most of us eat, it's not healthy and it's unsustainable for out planet. I'm happy with my change in life style at least.
I know that moving away from animal products improves mood and health in general, so I hope that in 4 weeks I will feel great again and I can update and be a little happier with my last months in Japan.