Monday Hour One Weekly Recap – Week #25 – First Week At My New Job

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I started my new job on Monday and spent the first couple of days getting to know the different systems and the company. The pace really picked up on Wednesday as we approached quarter end. I know it’s quite early to say for sure but I have learned tons already. I ended the week by messaging my unofficial mentor (a CPA I learned and continue to learn a lot from) to tell him how exciting everything was. It was a good start and I can’t be more excited for what’s to come!

Since I had to commute to and from the office (for the first 2 weeks of training), I didn’t end up getting too much done in the evenings. I expected that but still wish I am more caught up with CPA. I am not behind yet but I am not as ahead as I had hoped. I am so thankful for the transition period between jobs so I was able to get ahead before focusing on learning and training at my new job.

Gastown, Vancouver
Gastown, Vancouver
Gastown, Vancouver
Gastown, Vancouver

I had my eyes set on this accent mirror on Wayfair for my office but missed the sale on it during Wayfair Day when it went down to $120. Why did I miss it? Because I am the slowest online shopper in history. I waited for a week before deciding to check out HomeSense on the weekend. This turned out to be a very good decision as I found the perfect mirror for only $60 CAD! It looks good on the console table too but I planned on getting a rectangular mirror for it instead.

Console Table: CB2 Mills Mini Console Table / Mirror: HomeSense (similar one here)
Modsy x CB2

On the weekend, Eric helped me transfer everything from my old phone to my new one. I remember when it used to be a pain to transfer contents between phones but the process has become so seamless. The only challenge I had was with the 60 GB worth of photos and videos… I guess I will need an external hard drive very soon.

Samsung S20

Accomplishments by Category

💰 Personal Finance – bought ETFs twice
🎓 CPAabsolutely… nothing.
jenthinks – 4 posts
📚 Readingabsolutely… nothing.
👩‍💼 Career – started as Corporate Accountant this week

What Would I Do Different Next Week?

I expect work to be quite busy due to training and quarter end so I plan on taking it easy during the week. However, I really have to catch up on CPA and some work for jenthinks on the weekend. I have a number of posts I want to work on as well so I am really excited to get to work on them.

Also, if things go as planned next week, I will start another PERT report too.

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