Hey there beautiful souls,
Welcome to Simply Carina xo!
I’m Carina, a 25 year old vegan and fine art graduate. I currently work as a barista, making the best coffees in Durham of course, and in my spare time I enjoy doing yoga and singing with my choir. I am also an avid reader, serial Netflix watcher and have a passion for good coffee and travel.
In brief , Simply Carina xo is about my journey to living a low impact life. Leading a more eco-friendly and plant based lifestyle has become such a big passion of mine; it continually puts a smile on my face knowing I am trying to change something for the better. This is the first time in my life that I’ve really felt a drive for something and I can’t wait to see where it takes me!
My New Years resolution for 2018 was to transition to a plant based diet and become more environmentally friendly; and so in January, after having reduced my meat and dairy intake for over a year, my first port of call was to switch to a fully vegan diet. My love for cooking and baking made the change quite easy and fun as it started me on a journey of experimenting with new delicious and healthy plant based recipes. As time progressed the issues surrounding veganism also become more and more important to me and thus one of the things I am currently really trying to change is my plastic footprint. I love learning about new ways to lead a low impact life and have started making switches (such as using a biodegradable bamboo toothbrush instead of a plastic one) and creating new habits (such as always carrying a reusable shopping bag around with me) which all help a little at a time. Another thing I am trying to teach myself is how to grow vegetables as I would love to be semi-self sufficient one day.
I hope my journey can inspire and encourage you to also take an interest in leading a more low impact life. So thank you for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy following me on my journey!