In my forties, my dietary preference had been changing and I was interested in making my diet vegetarian like both for my health and for my spiritual growth. I became more conscious about what I eat, what I put into my body.
Since then, I avoided meat as far as possible. Being a vegetarian was not easy sometimes because my family members liked meat. Most of my friends liked meat. My wife felt obliged to pay special attention to my meal even if I didn't want her to do so. My diet was categorized as an ovo-lacto vegetarian, which meant eggs and dairy products were OK.
After five years of being an ovo-lacto vegetarian, I decided to quit in 2015. The reason was that I felt contradictory with my starting taking supplements, which included nutrition out of salmon. I didn't want to tell a lie to myself and stopped calling myself vegetarian anymore even though I didn't eat meat basically.
Two years passed since then and I came back as a vegan this time. I became more conscious about what I put into my body and started avoiding eggs and milk also. I am not 100% vegan. Occasionally, I eat meat to make situation simpler for social reasons. I take supplements extracted salmon still. It made me feel deceptive to call myself a vegetarian or a vegan. But now, I am flexible. I am doing as much as possible. I do the best I can. In this way, I am getting closer the ideal. It's OK at this moment not to be a perfect vegan as far as I am conscious about it.
The reason I came back as a vegan is that I have come to know a guy who is vegan on the Internet. He is totally committed to be a vegan and spread the idea to the world in a very powerful way. I am not fully committed at this moment but I found it very important to me. Life is short and my job is to make it closer to my ideals.