I need to vent, tighten up the belt, and get back at it.
Working 3x 6-hour days in one day, "Looks good on paper!"
I do like the concept of focused effort for short periods of time and in one way smokers have the right idea. They work hard for an hour then take a 5-10 minute smoke bread and then go back at it again. As a non-smoker I'll sit at my desk for 4 hours, eat lunch at my desk and work another 4 hours at my desk.
Am I giving it my all during that time? No! Because I know I'll be sitting there for 8 hr/day, 5 days/wk, 50 wk/yr. What has it gotten me? Vericose veins for one thing. So, don't be like me and be sure to take breaks away from the desk, do some exercises, walk around the outside of the building and then come back to work.
Anyone who has worked full time while getting a Master's degree has most likely experienced what they are talking about.
Working a full time job for 9 hours I could not expect myself to give my homework the attention it needed. So, what I ended up doing was going to work for 9 hrs (0800-1700), come home and eat, take a power nap (1900-2200), do my homework (2200-0300), take a power nap ( 0300-0630), rinse and repeat for 2 years.
The problem with this is that it is not sustainable and you have no life outside of work and more work. Thankfully, our daughter was already out of the house and in college at the time because my social life just stopped.
The other problem is that there are no guarantees. I've watched people with no bachelor's degree get selected for a position that we both applied to because they had some key experience I did not.
Somebody came into my live stream the other day and joked that at one point I had more subscribers than he did but he got selected as a contributor for the game and I did not. Now, he has 40k+ subscribers and I have 3k+.
So, its not just about putting in the time, but also putting in the time to do the "right" thing. When you've figured what that is, you will be successful. If you haven't then we just keep grinding away watching others succeed while we put in the time and effort with little to no results.
I apologize for being negative, but I have been trying to free myself of working for someone else since 2014 when I started my vlogging channel.
I haven't given up, yet, but I don't see the light at the end of the tunnel either, anymore.