I'm not dead yet. I've recently started working at Aspermont Limited, supporting and maintaining their internal web applications while also helping with gradual migrations to ASP.NET. With ten hours a week there, four tutoring Software Engineering 110, and fourteen contact hours of full time study, unfortunately I now have much less spare time than I have been accustomed to.
Many of my friends and family have warned me against taking up this much responsibility and load so suddenly, because I would risk burning out during the semester. This isn't aided by the fact that the units I'm now taking seem to require a significant step up in workload, beyond having three assignments and an unwieldy group project.
However, 28 hours a week of scheduled obligations isn't by any means extreme; it isn't even what one would typically consider "full time employment". I'm looking into methods like timeboxing and the Pomodoro technique to hone my focus as the number of tasks I need to deal with grows beyond that which can be handled in an ad-hoc manner. Until then, my monotonically increasing personal todo list will have to take a distant back seat.
So far they've proved quite helpful, but other issues have arisen. How do I stay productive for more than a few timeboxes every day? How can I optimise my workflow and task prioritisation such that I can achieve maximum efficiency? As someone who has never dedicated much thought to managing time, these questions and more are still unanswered for me, and how well I will cope with the next three months remains to be seen.