Before my stroke, a fellow speaker told me that her mastermind group called themselves the "front-burner" bunch.
Excellent idea, because when you juggle multiple projects, the ones you put on the back burner tend to simmer, dry up, and fade forevermore out of existence.
Now I see the back burner through different eyes, the eyes of a stroke recoveree. A "Strokie" I call myself. As a Strokie, the time has come to try to make myself useful in the kitchen. Toward this end, my OT (occupational therapist) has been working with me, dispensing good advice and safety tips along the way.
Here is great advice: For those of us who are learning to stand and walk again, it is best to always cook on the back burners of the stove. That way, if you get unsteady on your feet and need to clutch the stove for balance, you will never be setting your hand down on major heat.
So the back burner is not always a bad destination for projects.