Learning to enjoy every minute of the day

In Spain by Eller Student

Before leaving the United States one of the things that worried me the most was food. I am not an adventurous eater and I am really picky with my food. I thought I was not going to enjoy tasting new food and learning about the different types of food offered in Spain. Now that we are officially living in Barcelona I can say that I am slowly adapting to the change and I am starting to enjoy the food here. Coming from the United States, I am used to enormous portions and super sizing everything, but Spanish people do it different. Now we eat smaller portions at set times throughout the day; however I sometimes still find myself starving at midnight. Lunch hour is almost sacred in Spain there is no one in their office from 2 P.M to 4P.M. because that is when they go out of the office and enjoy the day. Most restaurants, if not all, offer the menu del dia special which are small portions of regular meals at a set price. The special comes with an appetizer, an entre, dessert, and a drink; usually the chef makes a menu with three options of each. This changes every day. At work, we also get a breakfast break. This break is not timed ad we can take as much time as we need. At first this seemed odd and I wasn’t comfortable taking a lot of time out of my regular work hours. Now that I have been working for a week and a half I am getting used to the calm life style and enjoying every minute of the day.942711_10151633858559631_949309411_n