What I haven't done is any of the writing I want to do.
So, I decided to advise myself. If a student comes to me and says (as one did a few weeks ago), I have X, Y, and Z going on in my life, and I can do your class, but not as well as I normally would with these other things going on. Should I drop the class? That's pretty much equivalent to:
I would (and did) advise the student, as one human being to another (since I'm not an actual advisor) to pick what matters most to them. At the end of the day, would she be happier saying that she had all of these other great things going on (in the case of the student I'm thinking about, she had just moved, been promoted, and found out she was pregnant--what a trifecta!) and she dropped the class so she could fully enjoy those moments? Or would she feel happier staying in the class, struggling with everything, feeling overwhelmed, getting a grade that reflects the time in her life she had so much going on rather than the grade she is actually capable of earning.
She dropped the course.
And so, I withdrew from the project.