I’m surprised I’ve blogged as much as I have but I don’t think that I have always gotten the idea that blogging can be saving more than a journal or diary page; it can be sharing my thoughts with loads of strangers too. What have I been doing? I can make Weight Watchers work for me but because I have found that being vegan has made me fall in love with eating and food. I transitioned into being vegan first reading a few books, the Kind Diet, Vegan Main Street, and then going vegan at home but not out at restaurants. I got up to 75 % vegan for the months of October, November and December of 2012 and then January 1, 2013 I became a vegan. Now I have favorite restaurants in town to eat vegan meals both vegan restaurants and non vegan restaurants, like Mexican restaurants with amazing burritos. I have fallen in love with using the Berkeley Public Library, too, and when I find a book I want to read anywhere I go online and order the book through the bpl.org website to be held for me to pick up. I save money, don’t buy unnecessary books, and they’re available whenever I want them. I have realized that if I cannot be around people who share a common care in the world, I should try to be around people who care about something and to this end I am going to try to find a good fit for volunteering for an organization. First I must find organizations with a volunteer coordinator because most nonprofits are filled with paid positions now. Then I must find the right interest and activity that will keep my interest for a while. I have also learned that a goal is only as good as long as it is in mind. One cannot have a goal and hope to realize it every once in a while. That has been a big change in how I organize what I am doing, reading, and thinking about. I am centered around a dream and a life goal with expectations, disappointments, images, and feelings. And I think I am going to realize it.