One of my many problems is finding the time to do the things I want to. Like posting on Mad Art Lab. Or drawing my ever-so-slowly-turning-stale webcomic. It would be flippant, but true, to say it used to be easier. But it was easier because I was doing less and less was expected of me. My job was less demanding, I wasn't volunteering myself so much and my involvement in outside activities was less… involved. And my aspirations were less time-consuming, too (I'm currently attempting to put a business together). But now I find myself so at a loss for time to do things that I've had to give up some things, things I love like Boston Skeptics and making art for art's sake, to 'make time'.
Why the overwrought air quotes, Maggie? – Sorry, but I have to air quote 'make time' as I find the phrase laughable. We're not 'making' time so much as we're cutting the throat of some other activity so as to take over its time. We don't 'make' time so much as we steal it.
So what about you? Is time the enemy of your creative drive? Or have you focused so singly on your goal that you've made time your slave? Cut away all the excess? Or, have you found ways to steal time? And how do you do it?