1. I stopped cooking at home.
I like to treat myself to a restaurant meal whenever possible, but the truth is we Mexicans enjoy homemade food way better. Especially if it has that family seasoning only our moms and grandmas can get. The sad thing about living in the States is that eating homemade is more like a luxury. As my life became more “dynamic” I stopped making the effort to cook at home and started grabbing a to-go lunch everyday from the hundreds of fast-food options. Going grocery shopping didn’t really help either — most of what they sell is precooked or microwave ready anyway.