At home, following a vegan diet isn't hard; I get to experiment with new ingredients, and really dazzle with presentation (fresh food is just pretty - the colors!!) I did have to get the right kitchen equipment to make it easy and not frustrating. For me, that was investing in myself and getting a Vitamix Blender. I love it and my only regret is that I didn't buy it sooner!
Going out is sometimes hard for vegans; I find that although there are options, many restaurants do not invest in salads on their menu (and if they do, you have to change them quite a bit to remove the dairy & protein). Some restaurants only offer a black bean burger that is held together with egg (wah, wah) or the impossible meat burger (which is delicious, but I rarely eat burger as a meal type). I usually research menus before I go and select places that would work for me. If you don't give yourself some grace (it's highly unlikely that most burger buns are vegan - they probably have at least honey), it's incredibly hard. Don't.make.life.difficult for yourself. Choose your own line - life isn't "all or nothing" (it really isn't), so why should your diet be? This blog is about making better choices, not perfect ones; if the better choice is not being frustrated, then give yourself some grace and order what makes you feel comfortable.
Along those lines, I'm the only person in my household that follows a vegan diet 7 days a week. My husband still eats meat (he cooks his own to supplement my vegan dishes 3-4 times a week) and my kids have an "open" diet (no food restrictions; limits sure (especially sugar), but anything they want to try is on the table). They don't think it's weird that I don't eat meat or drink milk; that's just what mommy likes to eat. Everyone has their own opinion for food (and I do mean that).
BUT (and there is always a but in life), I do listen to my body, and give myself grace. Dairy, eggs & honey are my line for my diet - I don't cross it (unless on accident), and haven't for two years. I do have what I call "Meat-cheats" which are in my allowance. I average 1 per month if my body wants iron (steak) or if I have date night (sushi), or if I'm traveling and there aren't any options (as my son says "you get what you get, and you don't throw a fit"). There are times when it's what I need (either emotionally or physically), and having that meat-cheat doesn't make me less of a vegan or person when I follow a vegan diet 95% of my life. Humans are omnivores by nature (and science) - you won't convince me otherwise, so I do think it's unnatural (and so stressful) to be 100% anything (including vegan).
If you follow this blog, you won't find any recipes other than vegan or any posts that don't involve how vegan diets support sustainability, or how you can just live more sustainably period. BUT, I hope to give you flexibility to be who you are, and explore what makes you happy and healthy. Be open to change, and remember, you are only accountable to you for what you put into your body. Find your line and don't worry about what anyone else says or "thinks" about it!