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My Hobby (Cooking)
A hobby is a regular activity done for enjoyment, especially in one’s leisure time, not professionally and not for pay. It is mandatory for us to take food for three times in a day. But still, I love to cook even in my leisure time.
My childhood was in a joint family where, all were foodies. My grandmother, dad and uncles love to eat lots of variety foods. I got habituated with those food items since my childhood. Cooking was our family tradition where all females need to know excellent cooking. Slowly, from my teenage I also started learning to cook different items. In case of family invitations, sometimes I used to prepare one item for all. I felt really good to do so. Relatives praised when they saw I prepared any item. My heart filled with joy to hear their praises as well. Slowly, cooking turned into my hobby.
Sometimes, after finishing exams I used to prepare cakes for my friends and take that to school. They really enjoyed all together. They used to really surprise to see that kind of quality of mine.
Initially, I learned cooking from my mother who had an excellent hand of it. The way she used to mix the spices, it was really mouthwatering. It seemed to me like eating only the fried spices only. The smell that came out and spread into the whole house was just awesome.
Whenever my final exams were finished at my teenage, I was keeping myself busy with preparing different items. Sometimes, I tried very new ones and failed. But, I never got disappointed. I invited my cousins to try my items. They used to attend eagerly and joined with me. Finally my hobby became a source of our get together and party as well. It gave us huge feelings of enjoyment. Monotonous and boring life got an easy opportunity to refresh all.
Actually, we all need to spend sometimes only for our relaxation. It is never possible to do works always. Hobby plays a vital role in our mind. It provides us with an outlet for creativity, distraction, and something to look forward to. It brings a sense of fun and freedom to life that can help to minimize the impact of chronic stress. It gives us energy to get back to our works again. We always need stimulation to move forward in our life. I strongly believe practicing our hobbies gives us stimulation, energy and inspiration to go further. It is something where we can learn something by passing our leisure time in a quality approach.
In my student life we made huge get together with cousins due to my cooking passion. Whenever it was our semester breaks or any kind of holidays there were always a crowd at our house. My parents also enjoyed this lovely crowd. My granny was always proud of me as she thought cooking is an essential quality for female. I really miss those days a lot. No matter how much busy I am today but my memories always entertain me inside my heart.
The time when I was doing my teaching job, sometimes I also made food items for my colleagues. When it was less pressure in work place I used to take my cooked items there. The spicy eggplant item was their favorite. All of them took my recipe. They also tried that in their home. It gives me huge satisfaction when I saw that somebody was eagerly taking my recipe. I said inside “Oh! My cooking is really worthy, indeed.”
People get busy with time. Same thing happened to me as well. I cook for my husband and one year old baby. I am really waiting for my daughter to be grown up fast, so that she would be able to try my versatile food items. I would also like to teach her my own cooking style to what extent she will eager to take.
Instead of huge pressure, business still I love to cook. Sometimes I think to open a food business of my own which could bring more success for me.
Human life is always very busy, hardship is always there. We can refresh our mind by practicing our hobby in our leisure time. Hobby plays a vital role in our self development. Without self development, we would never able to be a quality person in personal and professional life. Therefore, it is really important to have a hobby in our tedious, routine bound monotonous life.
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© 2020 Benazir Marjan