I plan to go on leave mid month so that I get a few days with Anush exclusively before the due date. It helps that Anush has vacation at school then.
I am wrapping up gradually at work. My desk/ paperwork/ e-files are usually clean & organised - so no issues there. My emails are taking long since I archive most of them.
Most surprisingly, unlike the relief I felt the last time, for getting a break from work, I am finding it difficult to let go this time.
When I was to deliver Anushka, I was in marketing- though client interaction is wide spread, it is not very intense in that role. The customers are more internal in nature. Also there was a single person who took charge of all my work while i was away. I was also granted more leave- about 5 months!!
This time I am in sales. I front end and often fill in for the marketing inputs since I have that background . But there is no single person assigned to do my work in my absence this time- so it is a huge hassle- for me and for them. I wonder if service levels will suffer but then with my boss taking an active interest I am sure it will not. It also looks like my leave will only be the mandatory 3 months unlike last time.
As a colleague pointed out, my priority is my personal life right now and when I get back to work I guess I can take stock and do the needful.