Following your ambitions is about being excited and being passionate, yes, but it's also about the fear and how you approach it.
In every disappointment and turmoil you encounter, you still have the ability to turn negatives into positives and become the best version you can be.
Time management plays a fundamental role in achieving work-life balance. Pick a strategy which will be useful to help you manage your time properly.
So many people underestimate independent or indie publishing, but the truth is, if you have the drive or the belief for even a second, then you have the key.
If you want to pursue something creative, strip away all the visions of extrinsically-motivated end results and do it despite what the skeptics say.