okay so, for eight months tomorrow i will have been a vegetarian, or at least i thought i was. i know this seems to be a bit of a stretch to be posting here, but i promise it has relevance! i was doing some research today on raising vegetarian children and such (no, i'm not planning on having children anytime soon, maybe not even at all) and i stumbled upon some things that really upset me. i have been eating a lot of things that aren't really vegetarian (containing gelatin,mostly... and i didn't realize mcdonald's fries contained beef extract -_- so yeah. big uh-oh!) and i'm feeling pretty low right now. i have never considered becoming a vegan, though, because of my love for cheese and ice cream... but i did, however, turn to vegetarianism for ethical reasons as opposed to medical reasons, and i'm considering at the very least cutting down on eggs/dairy. eating animals hasn't been an extreme issue for me, but my real problem seems to be wearing them. i don't wear fur or anything. but the problem for me is wool and leather. obviously, tokidoki bags have the little pieces of vachetta leather and for awhile i've been trying to use the fact that i am only vegetarian and not vegan as justification for toting them around. i'm not so sure anymore. i want to continue collecting these bags and i really don't want to let them go, but my heart/conscience is telling me i shouldn't be using leather products. part of me is wanting to just sell off my small collection and make no further purchases. but i reaaally don't want to! it's a struggle for me. so, i was just wondering if there were any other vegetarian toki-fans... and if so, how they are dealing with this! i have a feeling no one will reply with the answer i'm wanting to hear and that i'll realize i'm in the wrong here... i don't know! any input is welcomed, as long as it isn't going to be hateful or insulting (though i wouldn't expect it to be) i wouldn't push my ethics upon anyone else, i'm just seeking advice.