I have struggled with this for most of my adult life. How do you incorporate a social life into an already packed schedule. I have always been very driven. In undergrad towards my second semester sophomore year I was either stuck in the library or working my three work-study jobs. Yeah I had fun when I needed to but I would quickly throw myself into my books because achieving great academic success meant more than having beers at a party on campus. I sometimes wonder did I miss out on a lot? I am grateful for the relationships that were built with friends that I still remain in contact with but I always knew I was never good at the balance. It was either I was too social or too focused on academics and building myself as a leader on campus. My social life was so limited that my first real relationship did not take place until I was in my early twenties. So sad ! Now fast forward to this year. I am raising my daughter on my own, working full-time, part-time graduate student and building a business with the hopes of growing it full-time. Where is the time for dating and socializing? My friends would tell you they are surprised when they see me out doing nothing but having fun. My daughter may even say she wishes mommy and me outings happened more frequently and that our conversations went beyond the car ride to school and back home. This has to change as I am realizing life is just too short to have regrets. Of course I will continue to be very ambitious, dedicated and determined to succeed, after all that would not be like me. I will attempt to find a balance. My goal is to find a healthy balance going forward. I will make time for me, Adri and time with friends and family. In the end that is all that matters.