Hey! Fantastic article and great suggestions. I recently read an article by Beau Carnes. In it, he describes how he managed to earn a second degree and 5 programming certifications in a VERY short period of time while working a full time job and raising two children. We can all learn something from him! I, in fact, have already implemented his scheduling method for balancing out work, school, and other personal activities. I’m one week in, and seeing my goals being consistently crushed is tremendously encouraging to continue. Now, I’ll implement some of your suggestions here to enhance what I already have in place.