“You must choose between pain or drudgery.” – Douglas Coupland (from Girlfriend in a Coma, I think)
Caught an episode of Grey's Anatomy where one of the residents (the one who's a former model) had to break up with her boyfriend because he couldn’t accept that he would always be second to her job. She tells him regretfully but firmly, “Sorry, this is my life now.” Something I wish I could say to some of my own friends sometimes. Not all of them understand why I'm taking up law studies this late, with conditions being far from ideal. The answer is, because I choose to.