I’ve been in back in the States for a month. Whoa. A month has flown by. How’d that happen?
It’s nice to be home. It’s interesting to see how some things have changed but a lot has stayed the same.
I love spending time with my friends. It’s great to catch up, to have people to spend time with, to go out on the town.
Cooking with friends- I’ll admit it hasn’t happened as much as I’d like since being home but I LOVE when we do. Food, friends and nourishing our bodies! What more can a gal want?!
I’m enjoying the comforts of home and spending time with my family.
I love being able to eat in season. Where I lived in Spain had an outdoor market but with all veggies and fruits year round.
I love being able to go to my favorite grocery store, Trader Joe’s and have so many delicious foods at my fingerprints, 10 types of fresh salsas, 8 types of tortilla chips, yummy snacks and prepared food to try (I’m not big on prepared food except when I’m in no mood to cook, that seems to be happening lately).
I love how I can choose so many types of food to eat. From Thai to California Fusion to Indian cuisine to Mexican, something you don’t really have in Spain. Something I missed terribly while living abroad. Ironically now that I’m home, I’m not eating a different ethnic cuisine every night. When you have it at your fingertips, it’s convenient, when you don’t have access to it, it’s all you think about.
It’s interesting experiencing a variety of climates within 30 minutes of each other. A 100F day in my city, can be 65F in San Francisco. Wait till the sunsets and the mist comes down- if you didn’t know any better, you’d be sure it’s Winter time in the city!
I enjoy having my car but don’t always like all the responsibility and the cost that goes with it.
I can see the beauty and lifestyle of Spain and at the same time all that living in the SF Bay Area has to offer. I love what both places have taught me and continue to teach me and the possibilities each of them have.
I’m grateful I’m blessed with choices. Sometimes I’m confused and overwhelmed about what to do but I know I’m lucky to be born in a country and in a place where I have opportunities. And I can choose how I want to live.
What do you enjoy about being home? Any thing that surprises you?