Balancing family, work, and sneakers all boils down to priorities. For example, notice the order in which I listed my priorities. Family is first. Work is second. And sneakers is last...unless it's a quickstrike. Seriously, family always comes first because it determines how you move in life. Compare how a single man/woman operates their finances versus how a married man/woman operates theirs. Let's also be clear that family includes yourself. Work is the common denominator amongst us all, but how we spend our money is where the differences lie. If you have a family of four and don't make over six figures annually, getting new releases every week of every month for yourself (and maybe the whole clan) might not be a good look. But if you're single with a modest level of income and the only person's needs and wants your responsible for are your own, I'd tell you to flourish. Personally, I make a comfortable living making television cartoons. Out of my love for sneakers, I make a web-comic called "SN'EADS" that's provided me an additional source of income in the sneaker industry, as well as a few perks such as free kicks. So, when I think about it, I've gotten to the point where I don't work for sneakers, sneakers work for me. All in all, I'm very blessed to do what I love for the people that I love.