I had a long conversation with my mom today. She urged me to work on something I am passionate about.... a hobby of sorts. Given the type of year I have had, I had stopped working on many of the projects I had. It is only writing and cooking that I have found a way to revert to recently. 

I have been deliberately trying to take it easy and focus on my health. I know that it is still the #1 thing I need to focus on. But my mom's advice today made me think about what I want to do. I know deep down that I want to have my own business. I have started multiple things and failed at many ideas over the last 5-6 years. I also know that I have learnt a lot and picked up useful skills. 

When I think about what I really want to get done in the next month or two, writing seems to be what comes to mind first. The daily writing and the class I am taking for 6 weeks may be the reason why. I think if I put in the time, I could make big improvements there. It would be ideal if I could finish a project and publish somewhere. Just get it done. 

When it comes to cooking, I am thinking about taking a class. I can make a lot of Ethiopian dishes but I don't know a lot of terminology and techniques that I see on TV shows. I have bought 2 books that talk about some of the things I want to learn but a class may push me harder. 

Everything else I think about doing may increase my stress levels which I can't afford at the moment. But I am actively researching since for once in my life, I have time and I want to have something to show for it. 

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