I’ve got a full time job, service commitments, a long distance relationship, and trying to eventually go back to grad school – plus I like to write and read literary fiction as a hobby.
A lot of people have rougher schedules than I do, I’m sure. But it’s a full plate for me. and I’m not a pro, or even competing and you know what? intrinsic motivation is hard to come by a lot of the time. There’s some time I’d rather just do something frivolous, or nothing at all.