Lately, a lot of my free time has been spent in the hobbies that tend to provide an escape from deep, analytical thinking, computer screens and typing.
What I love about cooking is the value of the entire process. With my work and the digital world I tend to immerse myself in, a lot of my focus winds up on results. When you’re cooking, the steps to dinner are the whole reason it’s my hobby. If I just wanted a good meal, I could go out to dinner. Slowing down, enjoying the feel and flavor and process of each ingredient is an invaluable escape.