How not to be perfect

How not to be perfect

Emilie Pine is a lecturer in modern drama at University College Dublin. She’s also a new voice from the Tramp Press publishing stable. Here, in an exclusive feature, she writes on her workaholic epiphany

I work too much, I’ve always worked too much, I’ve always enjoyed working too much. I scoff at the phrase ‘work/life balance’, not least because I resent the suggestion that working is not living. But it came as a shock to me recently when I realised that I don’t just work a little bit too much, that I am not just having one of those weeks, and that the phrase ‘it’ll calm down in a little while’ was now a daily mantra. It came as a shock, because of what it meant: I had turned into a workaholic.

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