Romy, no offense but I'm just curious... you say you're a little girl nearing 30, meaning you're in your late twenties (a few years older than I am, I suppose) and you're already a college professor? I can somehow tell you're a well-educated person from the way you write, but becoming a college professor before 30 is quite unbelievable. And yet you seem to have a lot of time on your hands, being a really active member here at Head-Fi. Maybe people can become professors at a young age in your country, or you're just incredibly talented? What country are you from exactly, and what's your major?
It's not so bad, really. My wife is about to finish her PhD (in Lit) and is a few years shy of 30, and I completed a Master's in 4.5 years. It just requires focus. She's relaxed now, but at one time the Mrs was putting in 50hrs /wk outside of the classroom, in studying and projects, while working part-time as a library assistant. 18 hour days were normal for her.