Missing my food

So, when you’re an expat, you have to overcome many different challenges – starting from setting your account (which can be as exhausting as crusades) ending with finding new friends. And once in a while, you realize how much you miss your food. It’s nothing much, usually something extremely trivial but almost impossible to get in the current country.

I was walking in the grocery store and I was just craving for the few things that I was used to eating back home – the particular type of bread, the particular type of cheese, the particular type of drink. These things aren’t exceptional, but they remind me of home, of my childhood and it’s almost impossible to get them there. After living for over a year in the different country, you start to notice the tiny differences and start to miss the details from your home. They are never life changing, but they are equally important. Food, language, culture are part of our identity and when you lose, it’s hard sometimes. When I come to think of it, my lifestyle change so much. I used to be much more outgoing. At least once in a week, I would go out either for drinks/coffee with friend(s) or to one of many music events happening in a bar. Nowadays, I stay at home most of them. I can’t even remember when was the last time when I listened to the live music.

So, it’s not that I can’t live without my home food, but so many things change and not everything was for the good. I miss the things that remind me of who I used to be, what I used to like, my routine and food is just a part of that.

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash.

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