For starters, I got into the bioTech industry and was working at Genentech in South San Francisco for the past three years. Had some personal struggles, as we all do, and with support from wonderful people I have met during that time I was able to overcome them.Working in biotech doesn't exactly do wonders for one's creativity, at least for mine it doesn't, so finding a balance between that and activities that keep my mind creative took some time to find. The pursuit of that balance is still ongoing and to an extent, may always be.
I've recently moved to the Fremont area and gotten a new job here. Part of my pursuit of finding balance is staying up late less and waking up early more. Mom was always right when she said that I should wake up early, you get so much more time out of the day that way. It does wonders for sanity; you get to actually live your life and get things done rather than feel like you are at work all the time.