School is the mind-killer.
I've found that school has caused my brain to be fried to bits where it should be active and full of ideas and inspiration. I'm stuck with these school projects and homeworks which while few are interesting, take up my personal research time. When I took off some time from programming courses I was doing a lot of personal studying in C# and OpenGL and 3D math and when I started class, I just gave up for the time being and am now stuck doing SML and windows forms stuff when I want to go back to my personal projects. Most of the times when I am home I'm too tired to want to do anything and when I do I'm spending hours on my programming courses. I know I'm not the best at time management, but when I'm studying on stuff I'm really interested in I do it pretty well, and when I'm introduced to something I really am not that interested in it's like I am stuck with it and can't switch back to what I actually like doing until I'm finished doing the school work.