Monday Hour One Weekly Recap – Week #15 – 100th Post, Pokemon Go Fest & Breaking Record!

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Whistler, BC

This is the first time I am writing my weekly Monday Hour One recap on Monday! We just returned from our Whistler trip (which I can’t wait to write about) and decided to take it easy for the rest of the night.

Alta Lake, Squamish (that house is just dreamy)

Our Whistler trip finally happened and Pokemon Go Fest 2020 was a success! However, travels have definitely changed from before the pandemic (e.g., sanitation stations everywhere, limited dine-in, masks). I am undecided whether to travel locally again anytime soon. Nonetheless, we had a great trip so stay tuned for my Whistler post!

This week went by so quickly. At work, I probably had the most meeting in a week to-date. Having time management skills is definitely more essential than ever now than I am working from home. With a challenging month-and-a-half approaching (as I have to cover for a colleague who is writing her CFE), I made extra sure I made good progress on a number of items. I find each week to be a new challenge since I got the new role in June. I am very excited for what is to come for the rest of the year for my team.

For Jenthinks, there were 2 big things. Firstly, I published my 100th post! It took me a bit to decide on what to write about but I ultimately dedicated the post to remember the why of starting the blog. Secondly, jenthinks broke the daily view record this week! The previous “record” was from when I started jenthinks and all views were myself as I was building the website and testing it out. I didn’t post as often as I did for the past couple of weeks but I did take a big step towards taking jenthinks to the next level: I subscribed to a blogging community. It cost about ~$50 CAD per month (can cancel anytime). I have been careful about spending money on jenthinks other than domain and hosting but this is created by the host of one of my favourite blogging podcasts. I fully intend to make the most out of it this month and will share the details after.

Socially Distanced Beer @ Cactus Club Cafe
Black Bond Books Broadway Location #SupportLocal
Book Find #1: The Unofficial Harry Potter Character Compendium
Book Find #2: Hand Drawn Vancouver by Emma FitzGerald

Accomplishments by Category

💰 Personal Finance – under budget for our Whistler trip!
🎓 CPA – Studied only half the time I planned for & module started!
jenthinks – 3 posts & breaking daily view record!
3DIAC – 0 post!
📚 Reading – 48% done with Boss Bitch by Nicole Lapin (highly recommended)
👩‍🍳 Recipes (first-time) – Pot Roast (gotta clean the fridge before the trip!)

What Would I Do Different Next Week?

For 3DIAC, I never got to think about my next step as I had meant to. However, this will become my priority this week. Also, in order for me to fully take advantage of all the content offered in the blogging community, I need to spend some time figuring out a schedule as well.

Now that the CPA PEP Finance module has started, I also need to re-focus back on studying. My first assignment isn’t due until 2 weeks later but I do plan on getting ahead on that as scheduled.

The next two months will be quite busy for work and my blogs so I will need to make sure I have a plan that I can follow.

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