As far as organizations within the local community, I haven’t really followed Arts, but I did read about the struggles of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and that they are having issues with attendance to their shows which is a prime source of funding for them. This is probably in response to the state of the economy that a reasonable percentage of people have stopped attending shows that have had a consequential effect on the Orchestra’s budget constraints which has resulted in a reduction of performances.
In answering the question of how I manage my life, I tend to take a planning approach in an organized manner. I map out what I need to do and when I need to do it as far as personal needs, school, work, and military stuff. They don’t necessarily fall in that order, as personal needs do come first, but the last 3 are kind of on even ground. Sometimes, one can make the others more difficult to meet their needs, but I always seem to make it through.