Read this post from Penelope Trunk from beginning to end. The true-life, in-progress tale of a career woman (who commanded $15,000 the other day for giving a speech) and her summer romance with a farmer. The clashing and the merging of their values. He pees outside; she think it’s obscene.
She ponders her work-life balance and her two fears:
I know that people who are workaholics are scared of two things: Not being great at work, and having to face an empty personal life. And I’m worried about both.