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I’ve finally started my new position full time.  I’m still, obviously, training the new administrative assistant, but it’s at least only in bits and pieces at this point.

I feel as though I’m slowly getting a handle on things.  But I really only mean in the most elementary way possible.  I’m still working on paying all the overdue bills.  Bleah.  But I’m feeling more aware of what needs to get done, rather than feeling as though I have no idea what is waiting for me.

I finally purchased a Kitchen Aid this week.  I have long dreamed of this day.  I was wanting to wait until I had more room, but finally decided that it wasn’t worth waiting, since who knows when or if I’ll ever have a bigger kitchen.

I got the Cranberry color, which is simply delightful.  I haven’t used it yet, but I will soon. :)

Ah!  The last two weeks have been some of the busiest I’ve had at my office.  Doing two jobs at once is not for the faint of heart.  Thankfully, I should only have about one more week of such stress.  We did hire a new administrative assistant, but he doesn’t start until the 23rd.

New job-wise, I actually started writing bills yesterday (Friday).  It felt amazing to start doing something real.  I mean, I have been organizing and writing cheques and trying to catch up on paperwork so that I could get to the point of writing bills.  Yes, it is all real work, but paying bills helps alleviate my anxiety.

Apartment-wise, I have decided to just stay where I am at least until my landlord raises the rent.  It seems to me that I will have an opportunity to save some money if I stay here (despite not liking it much), and I want to be fiscally responsible.

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In entirely other news, I made a cinnamon swirl bread tonight. It should have had raisins in it, but I didn’t realize I had none in my cupboard, and I didn’t think dried cranberries would quite do the trick.  And then I accidentally made the roll too long, so I doubled it up in the loaf pan…  It’s not the prettiest looking bread (two swirls in one loaf??), but it is delicious.

Yum.

Interviewing is easier than I thought it would be.  We’ve done four so far, have one set up for this coming week, and will likely set at least a few more come tomorrow.

This coming week, I’ll still be at the front desk full time, yet there are a couple things I’ll be starting on for finance–like petty cash for my houses.  I’m not exactly sure of when I’ll start the new position, or how it’ll go.  I’m anxious about it, but everyone keeps reassuring me that it will be fine.  According to my new supervisor, I’ll be swamped for a few weeks, then after I get used to it (after several months?), I’ll likely get bored and wish for the days of craziness.  I hope I don’t get bored that quickly.  I don’t mind getting comfortable, but I hope to find the work interesting enough.

It’s weird to be at one place for so long, with the intention of staying on for quite a bit longer.  I’ve never done that before, never even wanted to do that.  But it’s good; I’m liking it.  It’s nice to feel like you belong someplace, even if it’s an office.

Here’s to hoping I don’t suck at financial services. :)