The Parent Project: My little secret

Pregnancy: one of the few times you feel justified in systematically deceiving and lying to your colleagues...

As the sickness decreases, my anxiety about colleagues finding out and the burden of keeping my pulsating secret grows. Particularly as I try to conceal exhaustion, fragility and a sudden hatred of tea (creeping out of my office into the open plan to tip cold mugs of it down the sink, to avoid alerting my eagle-eyed team). My professional world view is distorted; everything is examined through a new lens, especially time. As work project deadlines and travel plans are reviewed, I simultaneously calculate how many weeks pregnant I will be...[CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND COMMENT]

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The Parent Project: My little secret

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