A more leisure lifestyle has allowed me to fill my time with different activities, such as cooking, which I usually wouldn’t find myself having time for back in the states. I am finding great satisfaction, both in my taste buds and my belly, when making some of these simple but great dishes. It is a bit of a task finding or adapting to some different ingredients, measurements (note to self: my stove is in Celsius, not Fahrenheit), cooking utensils, or the language of the instructions; however when the smell of the meal wafts throughout the whole apartment, I am happily content. Little things such as these are supplements of joy in my life. I am loving every second.