Quest for Happiness: Week Twenty Five


  • Long-term Goal: Shape the body I want and become healthier.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Workout 5x and stay on target with calorie goal.
    • Status: Not exactly. Um, I didn’t work out at all last week and let me tell you, my mood certainly reflected that. Until the weekend, I was on target with the calorie goal, but then I definitely went well over it two days in a row. So it wasn’t my best week for the fitness goal.
  • This Week’s GoalWorkout 5x and stay on target with calorie goal over the weekend.


  • Long-term Goal: Edit three books, write four new books and query at least one.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Edit chapter.
    • Status: Killed it. Goal was to finish one chapter and I ended up editing three.
  • This Week’s Goal: Finish this round of edits on Artemis.


  • Long-term Goal: Read 60 books.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Pick one book out the five awesome choices to read next.
    • Status: Yes? I actually forgot this was my goal and I did decide to start Dark Immolation, but I didn’t actually start reading it yet. So technically, I guess I did complete this goal, even if I didn’t read very much.
  • This Week’s Goal: Read Dark Immolation.


  • Long-term Goal: Create and maintain a mindset that taking care of yourself is just as important as everything else.
  • Last Week’s Goal: A lot of reading, a lot of tanning and a lot of orc slaying.
    • Status: Yep. I didn’t swim at all, but I did beat Shadows of Mordor, which was pretty rad.
  • This Week’s Goal: Swim 3x and finish Sherlock.


  • Long-term Goal: Increase output over all three blogs, i.e., post more consistently.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Blog twice.
    • Status: Success! 
  • This Week’s Goal: Blog twice on both personal and book review blog.


  • Long-term Goal: Manage money with more awareness, start retirement fund and build savings.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Resist the growing temptation to buy shit.
    • Status: Not really. 
  • This Week’s Goal: Stay on budget.

A pretty okay week for Week 24. It was definitely a strong writing week, which honestly, if I had to fail at every other goal in order to have a good writing week, I’d definitely make that trade. I would like to get back on the running bandwagon, though, because my mood was certainly a little bleaker all week last week. And though I don’t think not working out wasn’t the sole cause, I do think it had a hand in it.

Here’s to killing more goals this week!



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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