I am beyond proud that I took the steps I did and have succeeded on becoming vegan. Of course people think I am nuts at first when they find out I am vegan, but it always leads to curious questions about veganism. Seasoned vegans already know you get the usual, "how can you live without cheese or pizza?" But we vegans already know there are tons of alternatives out there and we just don't eat cardboard and drink water.
So raise your glass of your preferred beverage and say cheers to many more vegan years to come!