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Balancing Side Projects

The work-life balancing act isn't easy for me. It gets even harder when "life" involves a bunch of side work and projects not related at all to my "work". I'm constantly battling with the need to "work", my want to relax and have fun with friends, and my obsession with all my side projects.

Now, this isn't a post meant to give anyone advice. On the contrary, if anything I'm actually seeking advice on how any of you deal with this dilemma. Right now things are a hot mess, and I don't think I'm reaching my full potential in any aspect right now.

How so? Well, I end up yearning to work on my side projects the entire time I am at work, though when I get home to actually work on my side projects I get distracted into social interactions (or binge watching Arrested Development on Netflix). Hence progress isn't being made on my hobbies, nor am I really impassioned about my "work", and the whole time I'm trying to relax a…

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Blogs. This format is still very foreign to me. Let's see how this goes.

I was never one to write down my thoughts growing up. I had one journal that I can remember - a Harry Potter Quidditch journal, no less - but it always felt forced for me to write in it. I just remember jotting down a couple of random factoids about my day and I ended every entry with "I hope I get my Hogwart's letter soon!"

It would have been adorable if I had been in pre-school, not 5th grade, but the superfan runs deep in my blood it seems.

But jumping forward, here I am in my office, age 26 and in my 21st year of school (soon to be 22nd), writing my first real journal entry of my life. I'm a late bloomer it seems.

On the horizon I have my second round of qualifying exams looming over me. The prep work for the exam has mostly been completed. I know ~mostly~ of what I will be proposing to my committee. I have the committee members cherry-picked to fit all the many facets of my project, but…