I think, I know actually, the greatest takeaway from my internship in Albania has to be the positive and healthy habits that I will carry along with me to Ann Arbor and beyond. A lot of these habits have have sprung up do to the environment I am currently living in, and that is what I can not stress enough. Living in America, I have so many things constantly at my disposal: air conditioning, WiFi, carry out, a car, a dryer, etc. However, living in Albania I have resorted to finding creative ways to entertain myself do to the fact I have no television or internet at home. I am studying more, reading more, and I have picked up on a favorite hobby of mine–cooking. The reading part is very crucial because I feel fulfilled and not empty compared to sitting on a coach doing absolutely nothing, or even strolling along the internet till my eyes are dry. Cooking in Albania has been great since all I have to do is walk 10 steps outside and have access to an array of Mediterranean food that is abundant and affordable. Simple really is better, less stressful, peaceful, and I am fortunate to be “awaken” again because when life gets hectic it’s easy to forget what you have.
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