Quest for Happiness: Week Thirteen

Definitely ready to get back on the grind after a busy (and unproductive) but enjoyable weekend. It’s getting to that point in the year where everything is about to get hectic and crazy, so self-care is going to be important. But so is productivity, which I haven’t been tonight, so this post is going to be “short,” comparatively speaking.


  • Long-term Goal: Shape the body I want and become healthier.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Workout four times.
    • Status: Partial! I worked out twice, so not too shabby!
  • This Week’s GoalComplete the first week in the Naturally Slim program.


  • Long-term Goal: Edit three books, write four new books and query at least one.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Fix first chapter and first 50 pages.
    • Status: Almost! I did fix the first chapter and edited the first few chapters, but only reached around the page 30 mark. But I’m making more progress than I have in months, so I’m okay with that.
  • This Week’s Goal: Get halfway through Round One edits.


  • Long-term Goal: Read 60 books.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Read every day.
    • Status: Success! 
  • This Week’s Goal: Finally finish The Desert Spear. 


  • Long-term Goal: Create and maintain a mindset that taking care of yourself is just as important as everything else.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Help the Angara on both their planets.
    • Status: “Success.” Though I didn’t actually help the Angara on Voeld, I did play a hefty amount on Thursday, since work on my second job got canceled. So I definitely relaxed, which is the main goal.
  • This Week’s Goal: Keep playing Andromeda without guilt.


  • Long-term Goal: Increase output over all three blogs, i.e., post more consistently.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Catch up on friends’ blogs. Write one post.
    • Status: Sorta? I wrote two posts instead of one, but definitely did not catch up on blogs like I wanted to. So win some, lose some.
  • This Week’s Goal: Actually catch up on reading blogs.


  • Long-term Goal: Manage money with more awareness, start retirement fund and build savings.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Calculate how much I still need to save in order to pay off London trip.
    • Status: Success.
  • This Week’s Goal: Don’t spend any unnecessary money. ANY.

Have a wonderful week, lovelies!



About Nicole Evans

Nicole Evans is a writer of fantasy and science fiction. She is currently unpublished and is working fervently to get the "un" removed from that statement. With six books under her belt and more on the way, she loves to write about destined heroes who fail anyway, twisting classic tropes on their heads, animals who feel more like people and, hopefully, about characters and worlds for you to have an opinion about. She really can't wait for you to read these stories.  Considering she has run out of space for putting rejections letters up on her wall, Nicole now uses her spare time doing the typical things that nerds do: blogging, dying repeatedly during video games (which she believes is retribution for the characters' she's killed), wishing she was the character she is currently reading about and trying to fight off the real world by living in her own head, with varying degrees of success. Nicole has a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Film and Media Studies, and works as an evening librarian assistant. View all posts by Nicole Evans

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