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Video clip: Eleanor is excited by her work and works harder than ever before, so doesn’t have time to do many of the things she once enjoyed, like hiking in the mountains, or socialising with friends.

What about your work-life balance now?

I’ve never worked harder than I currently work. My kids are older so I have a bit more time to work harder and I’m very excited by my work. I become more excited by my work the more I’ve done but I don’t have the time to do many of the things that I once very much enjoyed, like hiking in the mountains for you know weekends, and, you know socialising with my friends like I, you know like I once did. So I, I think you have to make sacrifices, and I think most people do of, you know men also who, who, who have a job that, that’s very interesting to them. You have to make some choices I think.