So I fill my answers with more disclaimers about how my schedule is very flexible and how we’re always available for an afternoon here or there. Then I rob Monday night to pay for Monday’s trip to the zoo with a playmate and her mom. Or more accurately, I rob January, nearly killing myself trying to finish my article for submission March 1, to pay for the June that I will spend with my kids in the park. —Julia Goode —Making Time (Chronicle of Higher Education)
I feel exactly like I felt as an undergrad, when I learned — or more accurately, noted — that if you take time out of a flexible schedule to relax, goof off, or just veg, you will pay for it later.