Things have been a little bit quiet on the old blogging front, but I’m really happy to say that I’m back for Vegan Mofo this year.
I made the decision to skip Mofo last year as I wasn’t in a great place with my mental health and I didn’t feel I could blog to the ridiculously high standards I was putting on myself. I like participating with fairly hardcore and challenging themes and I also like to post every single day of the month. It’s something I get myself pretty obsessive and anxious over because hello, I am Emil and I live in a constant state of anxiety… have we met?
When I realised I couldn’t meet what I was demanding of myself I decided to bow out completely. I regret doing this because I missed Mofo. I missed it a lot. I missed the motivation it gives me for blogging, I missed the challenge, I missed getting stuck in to other bloggers posts, the sense of community and most of all I missed all the lovely friends I’ve made and connect with over our busiest time of year.
This year I decided that I would definitely participate, no matter what happens. Even if I couldn’t come up with a theme and end up posting photos of what I eat each day because dammit, (and I may be eye rolling at myself for saying this but…) it’s the taking part that counts!
I’m pretty relieved I came to that conclusion because this time of year isn’t perfect for me to be on top blogging form. Friends and regular readers will know that on August 22nd, I had major surgery. So when I was thinking of themes and ideas for me to participate I thought…why don’t I just blog about this big, strange experience I’m having at this moment in time?
So here it is, SPOILER ALERT!!!111!!! Over the next 31 days I will be writing about my experience of being a Big Fat Vegan Queer Tran having major surgery.
I’m hoping to cover a range of topics from preparation, to recovery, hospital visits/appointments, food, feelings and a few recipes and reviews thrown in for good measure. Photo quality won’t be great, I may not post every single day, posts may be very short, or long and a bit rambly because I can’t focus enough to edit, but that’s the way it is this year. There will be a little structure, each week will be about a different phase in my experience:
Week 1 – Preparing for Surgery
Week 2 – OH GAD! THE SURGERY! HALP!
Week 3 – Beginning Recovery
Week 4 – Ongoing Recovery
So there it is, my plan for Vegan Mofo 2017. A very different approach compared to previous years but I am really excited to be taking part…and maybe also a little anxious. I hope you enjoy and I look forward to seeing what everyone else has in store