Great replies! Interesting. I posted this as I noticed the roundtable was a bit stagnant lately, so I figured I'd post a hypothetical like BtB has done for the other threads. (I don't have any interest in football, well not American football anyway!
However, looking back, I realize now this was a bit freudian. I am going through a tough time right now in my home life and lifting was my escape recently, but now it is getting in the way and I'm needed more at home than I have been for a while, so I need to cut back to 3 times a week at most in the gym, but then will I reach my goals? Sure, but how long will it take? Then again, what's my hurry? etc. etc.
I really do like the idea of a narrower focus and let the chips fall where they may, but I'm not sure if I really will commit to that.
Now, that said, I still thought this thread would be more of a general how do I balance my lifting goals with the rest of my life goals, and while it has answered that for me, perhaps there is more to discuss in terms of people in general.
I believe gl has the right idea! Curse that addictive cathode tube life support system in every "living" room in America!