The first week of work at my new job role was okay and I hope things continue to be fine. I reckon it would require a few months for me to properly settle in and that’s my plan until the end of the year. When I can take my 2 weeks of paid paternity leave and probably clear 1 week of paid annual leave since I can’t carry forward all of them to the next year.

My wife is doing what she can to ensure her team continues to remain functional when she goes off. The issue is that her head of division has resigned and will be replaced with someone new. There’s likely to be department restructures, pay cuts and job roles changes in the next year. Which is tough because she won’t be there to watch out for this and manage the fallout.

This will be when my