Do you live to work or do you work to live?I live to work.
I have the job I wanted since kindergarten. That's been my life's goal, and I worked through lots of discouragement to achieve it. My work calls upon the skills I've developed for years and years, and it makes me extremely fulfilled to use those skills, which I know are rare. Effectively, my job has become my identity.
I pretty much have no "personal life"; I go home to eat, change, shower, and sleep. I work at least one day every weekend. For decades I've lived alone, in various apartments filled with books. I have a handful of close friends, some of whom are half a world away, as are my mom and sister. They mean a lot to me, but I hardly get to see them. And that's OK with me.