Quest for Happiness

Quest for Happiness: Week Forty Three


  • Long-term Goal: Shape the body I want and become healthier.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Keep running despite the cold weather (3x is the goal, this week). Be forgiving if your food intake isn’t the best, especially considering this week officially begins the holiday season.
    • Status: Halfway, I’ll say. I went on two walks last week (including an almost five mile walk that kicked my ass), so almost hit the workout goal. And I definitely kicked off the holiday season with my birthday celebrations over the weekend, which meant a lot of really delicious food that makes me terrified to check the scale on Monday. Stressing a bit about how that’s going to affect my weight loss goals, so trying to work on being a little more forgiving and a little less panicky.
  • This Week’s Goal: Workout 3x and stay positive about my body, no matter what the scale says.


  • Long-term Goal: Edit all previously written works. Query one.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Keep up writing (3x, this week, 4x if time allows) progress and remember that this first draft is all about getting the words down, even if they’re shit.
    • Status: Success! Though they weren’t always the best writing sessions, I did write 4x last week and am still on track to finish a draft of this book by the year’s end.
  • This Week’s Goal: Write 4x and stay on WC track.


  • Long-term Goal: Read 60 books.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Read The Tethered Mage and write review.
    • Status: Success!
  • This Week’s Goal: Read every day.


  • Long-term Goal: Create and maintain a mindset that taking care of yourself is just as important as everything else.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Enjoy Halloween and my birthday!
    • Status: Success! 
  • This Week’s Goal: Have a blast with Marie’s visit, a little time off of work and tattoo appointment.


  • Long-term Goal: Increase output over all three blogs, i.e., post more consistently.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Write two personal blog posts and one review.
    • Status: Success!
  • This Week’s Goal: Keep up blogging output. Catch up reading blogs.


  • Long-term Goal: Manage money with more awareness, start retirement fund and build savings.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Continue to stay frugal and be aware of my finances
    • Status: Eh. With birthday shenanigans and the need for new running shoes, money is a little tight. Plus, with getting the rest of my tattoo outline done this weekend and the need to start Christmas shopping, I really need to stay aware of my finances.
  • This Week’s Goal: Look up car insurance quotes, reevaluate budget, investigate second sources of income.

Not a bad week, goals wise. It’s crazy to me, though, how much one area can take up my entire mind and every spare thought (which, this week, is my finances and working out/weight). So much so that I’m pretty positive you’ll be seeing blog posts about those very topics this week, so stay tuned for more in-depth thoughts surrounding those areas. Otherwise, I love that I’m keeping up most of my goals!


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