Welcome to wisdom scribed by Ruth Lee and shared freely here.
Others may want you to divide your time between them and your life, but it is up to you to decide who is right...not later blame them for having taken you away from what you wanted to do or become.
Much to do? Then do it! Never talk about work, but move on it and do it.
Working on your own work is never as fascinating as working on what others are doing...if you are bored or you do not really want to work now. All who are absorbed in their work are not bored.
Creative people do not deceive themselves into believing that they alone see things and can do things that no one else can do or has ever done, but those who copy others only, never feel that and are often tempted to believe that all is done and nothing else can ever be new and fresh now.
In the end of time you will find it does not matter what you said, but it does count against you if you do nothing or did not try to do what was decent and right according to how you were educated and trained. Why? The mind twists when it cannot do what it is told to do and lies in wait to harm you at the end of this fate.
No one knows who you are? What a surprise when others can easily determine what you are doing and why. You are not so very different from everyone else. If you were you would be displayed in a carnival as a freak of nature. Think on it and adjust your need to stand out and instead be yourself.