Quest for Happiness

Quest for Happiness: Week Twenty Four


  • Long-term Goal: Shape the body I want and become healthier.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Workout 5x and eat well.
    • Status: I’m counting it. I did manage to workout five times and ate pretty well, though I sorta fell off that bandwagon over the weekend. But I’m still stoked about it and ready to continue improving this week.
  • This Week’s GoalWorkout 5x and stay on target with calorie goal.


  • Long-term Goal: Edit three books, write four new books and query at least one.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Edit two chapters.
    • Status: Halfway! Only edited one chapter, but the next one is a bit massive, so I’ll dedicate the next week to working on it.
  • This Week’s Goal: Edit chapter.


  • Long-term Goal: Read 60 books.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Finish book and write review.
    • Status: Done. And boy was that finale fantastic.
  • This Week’s Goal: Pick one book out the five awesome choices to read next.


  • Long-term Goal: Create and maintain a mindset that taking care of yourself is just as important as everything else.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Kill some war chiefs and get my tan on.
    • Status: Success! 
  • This Week’s Goal: A lot of reading, a lot of tanning and a lot of orc slaying.


  • Long-term Goal: Increase output over all three blogs, i.e., post more consistently.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Blog twice.
    • Status: Success (even if it was on my book review blog and not this one).
  • This Week’s Goal: Blog twice.


  • Long-term Goal: Manage money with more awareness, start retirement fund and build savings.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Map out available spending.
    • Status: Yep.
  • This Week’s Goal: Resist the growing temptation to buy shit.

Quick post today, but excited to continue to push forward as we’re already halfway through the summer!


3 thoughts on “Quest for Happiness: Week Twenty Four”

  1. On the saving thing, I read once about the idea of a ‘no spend’ month and have implemented it before with quite a bit of success. If you pick a month where you don’t have much planned and you make a list of what you can buy (essentials, such as groceries, new shampoo, more ink) and what’s off-limits. It helped me because if I actually REALLY wanted something by the time the next month came around, I knew I really wanted it, but it also helped me figure out if I ‘needed’ it. We’re going to do it for August/September when we’re back from rafting 🙂

    1. I’m so sorry it took me so long to respond to this. I’m not sure if I can actually swing an entire month without spending it on anything else, but maybe I could try doing every other paycheck? I may have to try this method, but I’m glad it works for you!

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