On keeping quiet

We had a work event on Friday night and on two occasions I nearly said something to a coworker that would have implied I was moving to Edinburgh soon. With the move so present on my mind, it is really hard for me to keep everything to myself at work, not spill anything by accident.

I am supposed to do a course for work early next year but I wouldn’t feel comfortable with the company spending so much money on me weeks before I am leaving so I will probably tell my supervisor about the move soon after the Christmas break – in mid January, hopefully before I am signed up for any course.

I think it will be a lot easier once I am not carrying this big secret with me any more, once I can openly talk about it. It’s weird talking about plans for the next year at work knowing I won’t be around for much longer.

N. has a big secret to keep as well. He shares the apartment with a friend at the moment, and hasn’t told him yet that he has to move out at the end of March. I don’t think that it will be as big a deal as N. is making it out to be in his head, and he has been dropping hints so it won’t come as a total surprise to his flatmate but I do understand that it must be hard breaking that kind of news to a good friend. I would feel guilty as well I think.

Luckily I don’t feel that guilty about leaving my job behind – it is a normal thing to do, and I am doing it for a perfectly understandable reason, but I do want to be as fair as I can, and leave on good terms.

I only have three weeks left at work this year – time has absolutely flown. I am only working two days during the first week of January and then it is only 2 1/2 months until the move. And it’s December which means I am only four weeks from giving notice for this apartment.


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