I’m seriously thinking about dropping getting the CPL (commercial pilot’s license) this year. On the one had, I’m halfway through the groundschool. It’s only 8 weeks to finish it and then the exam. On the other hand, I’m learning that 2 nights a week is really taxing. It means making dinner in advance, not to mention all of the other things I could be doing – including all of the events that get scheduled for Mondays and Wednesday nights. If it were something that I really needed it would be simple – I’d just finish it. But I really don’t need it a CPL for anything. I’m never planning on going into flying as a career and even for recurrent training, it’s not necessary this soon after the IFR. I’m really starting to think that I need to focussed elsewhere in my life right now.
Update: Thanks to everyone that gave me their thoughts on this. I’ve decided to drop the CPL for now. The clincher is that I called the flight school, and they’ve agreed to let me take it back up next year if I want to, so postponing comes with almost no cost.