Just got a nice quiet send off from work (thankfully – you know I don’t like the fuss!) – my line manager came up to a meeting we were having and said thank you for everything and see you soon. Got a few cards with lots of names on them, and some John Lewis vouchers. Sometimes there is a gathering to send people off in one of our admin areas and I am glad I didn’t get that or they would have gotten me to make a speech or something!
It’s completely bizarre to think that I am going to leave here in a few minutes or so and not come back for 13 months (I have the first month off as annual leave). I have been here for almost 3 years, and I am deeply engrossed in many projects I have going and it’s going to be very difficult not to think about them! I will be in touch with my team though – they are not just my staff but great friends who I really do enjoy working with. We had a mini get together yesterday at Ann’s house and it is always nice to see people outside the workplace.
However there are also some things I am very VERY happy to be leaving behind – and if they are still issues in 13 months and we are still here in the UK, I will probably be looking for work elsewhere.
But as I have difficulty imagining what the ‘new life’ is going to be like, it’s very bizarre to be putting the old one to bed right now. I know I only have 4 weeks left and it’s been a chore getting in lately, but I am not really sure what I am going to do with myself for the rest of the month!
Feet up, daytime tv…