Quest for Happiness

Quest for Happiness: Week Forty Seven


  • Long-term Goal: Shape the body I want and become healthier.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Run 4x. Log food.
    • Status: Halfway. I ran twice and walked enough one day to count it as a workout and logged my food twice.
  • This Week’s GoalFigure out an indoor workout routine to still do something as winter hits. Log food.


  • Long-term Goal: Edit all previously written works. Query one.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Edit Sunday through Thursday and edit thoroughly.
    • Status: Success! 
  • This Week’s Goal: Edit 5x and stay on pace to have edits done by the end of next week.


  • Long-term Goal: Read 60 books.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Read every day.
    • Status: Success!
  • This Week’s Goal: Read every day and finish The Iron Hound.


  • 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 the oddly warm weather before winter destroys us all.
    • Status: Success (though I wish I was out in it a little bit more). 
  • This Week’s Goal: Play Curse of Osiris!


  • Long-term Goal: Increase output over all three blogs, i.e., post more consistently.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Blog twice and write review.
    • Status: Negative. Blogged once, but the time I didn’t spend blogging, I spent writing and reading, so I think it’s an okay trade.
  • This Week’s Goal: Blog once and write review.


  • Long-term Goal: Manage money with more awareness, start retirement fund and build savings.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Finish shopping, then go into ultra-frugal mode.
    • Status: Success! Finished up Christmas shopping and had some fun with birthday shenanigans, but now, time to keep the money tight so I’m not struggling to start the New Year.
  • This Week’s Goal: Check in on all my accounts and double check bills are paid.

Not the best week, but not the worst week, either. It’s a pretty common trend, but one I don’t mind too much. You’re not going to kill it every week, but every week, you have the opportunity to try again.

So, let’s do this.


6 thoughts on “Quest for Happiness: Week Forty Seven”

    1. I need to actually look. Oops. But I’ll let you know! I was always impressed with you cycling out in the cold, with all of your writing updates. I’m sure a little indoor exercise might be a night alternative!

      Oh gosh, it was more motivated by the fact that I wanted to ensure I had enough money for bills and Christmas shopping, so I wanted to just get the shopping out of the way. 😛 Trust me, it’s normally not like this!

      1. The only thing I’ve come up with so far is digging out our old xbox 360 and kinect sports! Thanks 🙂 I was enjoying cycling until I fell off my bike in the snow. Figured I’d stay in the warm for a bit!

        Ah, that’s good motivation! I’ll get mine started eventually, I’m just terrible at getting things done 🙂

      2. Oooh, that could be fun. I’m leaning towards just doing some body weight exercises (like lunges, squats, bicycle kicks, tricep raises, that sort of thing) with dumbbells. I may not burn a lot of calories, like I do with cardio, but at least I’m still working towards my goals. I’m glad you’re okay! I remember when I got my first bike as a kid and insisted I take it out on Christmas Day to ride it, only to wreck it (and myself) slipping on ice around a corner. *facepalm*

        Hey, you still have plenty of time. I’m just too much of a planner to wait (plus, I love Christmas, so…XD).

      3. I have some small weights I use 5 times a week. Pretty good for muscle tone 🙂 Thanks: That sounds exactly like what I did! (I should know better to slow down for ice at my age haha!) I had enough of planning for NaNoWriMo, which I think is why Christmas planning went out the window! At least we have our tree up now 😀

      4. I really need to get into the grind again. I’ve definitely been pretty lazy the past couple of weeks. Oops. 😛 Hey, you still have time and NaNo is draining, so take time to recharge and don’t fret too much about Christmas planning!

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