Nice video. I've been making films proffesionally since I was 18, back then it was freelance. I'm now 25, I started my video production company 4 years ago and since then it's been non-stop. On top of working with multiple clients at once whilst also finding future clients and marketing my business, it's very hard to find time to do the creative work, actual film making, the reason I do everything I do. My otherwise 'free time' is occupied by this.
If you want a work-life balance trying to do what you love for a living, it's just not going to happen in the early years. I've learnt that you just have to embrace this and except work is life, I'm lucky that my girlfriend does this with me, she loves filmmaking as much as I do, so if there is a way to include your loved ones in your work, find out how and do it.
If I don't spend time on my creative work and feel like I'm making no progress on my ultimate goal in life, I get very down, unhappy and frustrated, I'm not a great person to be around in that state anyway. It may be a very selfish way to live but I'm addicted to filmmaking and stories. I know I'm not alone in this feeling, I'm sure many can relate to this.
I'm just a big believer that if I work every hour that is given to me now, I may be rewarded with a bit of extra time later in life.
I just try to enjoy the journey and live as much in the moment as possible, which is no easy task.
This type of life isn't easy, but if it was everyone would be doing it. :)