I have chosen to go without soy and dairy for a few weeks. The key word there is chosen. Yes, it will be good for me and yes, I am doing it for good reasons. But still, it is a choice. Last weekend I joined hundreds of people for a food packing event. I sat and listened to a young woman talk about feeding children who have no choice. Without this soy based meal we were going to pack, these children would starve. I am not at risk of starving anytime soon. The harshness of this reality brought tears to my eyes. Choice is a privilege. I will continue to stay away from soy and dairy but I will view this choice in a new way. And I hope my story will reflect this new perspective on choice.