One of the things about life is it has a tendency to get away from you. It's easy to get caught up in the day to day trappings of going to work, school, and whatever other combinations of different obligations you have.
For anybody reading this, I want you to step back and figure out what you can be doing on a daily basis to make sure you're genuinely happy. Going to work and finishing a tough project is great but your sense of accomplishment would probably be greater if you read that book you've been wanting to read, or joined that charity you're interested in.
Most people's dreams have nothing to do with the desk they sit behind or the clock they're punching. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with making an honest living, there's just something about spending time doing what you really want to do that can relieve you of the worries of the world. It's following those internal passions that led to some of the worlds most successful people. Your thoughts might consist of an NY Times Bestseller or an award winning script if you take time for yourself and write them down.
If there's an instrument you'd like to learn, a meal you'd like to cook, or memoirs you'd like to pen, do it; and if you can't do it, work toward it. Finishing that book you've been putting off might inspire you to write your own. Make sure you do something everyday to separate yourself from your 9-5. You only get one life, but you're fortunate enough to get as many dreams as you allow. Do yourself a favor and spend time trying to realize them; you'll find happiness in trying.