This time around it is not about quitting my job or switching career; it is about learning French and becoming a proficient C# programmer. I will always be busy and not make out time enough to learn them if I don't give them the status of critical like I give jobs I am past deadline on.
And guess what I did?
I got myself a French teacher I pay per class and already committed myself to 4 sessions a month (more like weekly classes). She is a native French speaker and has been teaching French for close to 20 years. In fact, she speaks more French than English and already informed me that our classes will be more of French conversation. We had a session yesterday where she assessed my French level and gave me a good rating. She said I am way beyond the beginner's level and that my reading and comprehension is good. That it is my conversation skill that needs to be worked on and that in a matter of few months I will be very good. I felt extremely happy. And one more thing, the classes are via Skype.
I didn't stop there. I also put up a posting on Upwork about needing a C# tutor. I have gotten some interested tutors already and will soon be reviewing their profile to pick one. I will be focusing on rate and experience of the prospective tutors. Low rates get instant high rank and then experience is considered. I am not looking for the best C# tutor, just someone great enough to jumpstart me.
I still don't know where I will squeeze the time from but I know that I am definitely not going to let my money waste. I will take the classes I have paid for and also do the assignments they give me. The french lady has already given me some exercises to do and I have committed to doing them. I know the C# classes will be much easier to do, as I have a natural edge in that. I already do a lot of programming and enjoy programming.
One thing I am very proud of myself for doing this year is taking bold steps. I am convinced that the only way I can achieve great things is to aim for those great things irrespective of my chances and resources (especially time).