Well, basically I have recently figured out one truth : if one doesn't study systematically, one will never succeed or reach advanced level in the field of studies. The problem is that I have too many interests to be good at all of them.
They include : computer science (my uni bachelor program), foreign languages (I am currently studying Japanese and Swedish), literature (reading, writing reviews, watching online lectures,writing fan art), guitar playing, computational linguistics, animation (just began to learn the basic concepts).
The uni studies take most of my time, and as a result I am really frustrated in the other fields. In each of them I would like to feel confident enough to be able to do meaningful projects. E.g. I would really like to animate my own little film (about 1.5 minutes at least), write a web-service to help disabled people, reach advanced level in at least one language, become proficient enough in literature... But there is that scheduling problem. I have already forgotten much from the other foreign languages I know (e.g. French, German, Czech, English, Finnish), because I can't afford even one hour a day for one language. I still read books in original languages, but this is nothing without vocabulary work. I have stopped playing the guitar because I value reading much more, so I had to choose. I really wish to have a blog but I can't write there every day.
Another problem is that I know what I have to learn in order to be good at something, and this amount grows exponentially as I increase the deepness. Let's take animation as an example. It consists of two concepts : movement and timing. Let's take movement. It includes gestures, speech simulation (movement of lips), physical laws, material properties etc. Thanks God, I know enough of physics due to my uni studies. But what about materials? Or - gestures? In order to capture them right, I have to know human anatomy well enough, watch lots of movies just to know how the emotions are expressed, etc. Knowing anatomy includes knowledge of world art history after all! And so on, and so on... Not to mention that I need to know lots of examples of good and bad animation.
What I feel... Well, I miss school days when we all had to be good at several subjects at once, and the focus on general outlook. Right now I really doubt I can call myself an educated person... And I want to be well-rounded! Really! But, no matter how much I study, I still feel that I still must improve, and I don't gain that feeling of being proficient (or at least good at).
How do you people manage to solve this scheduling problem? I really can't abandon any of the fields, they mean too much for me. I have already tried to make projects that include two-three fields at once. But I still feel not competent enough.