October 2022 is over already! A day seems to take forever, but the month seems to have flown by. As usual.

October 2022

October 2022 has been one of those months you’d like to pause to give yourself a chance to take a breath. On the surface, not much has happened, but underneath, it’s all go go go.


Clever Girl’s bestie’s owner has adopted a new dog. He’s adorable, and easily confused with her, but he makes playtime three times as much fun.

I was busy planning out the quarter, trying to get everything down pat, but of course almost from the very first moment I came a cropper with a time budget blow out. There’s never enough time.

Finished novella 6 (of the 12 novellas in 12 months challenge), and am well on the way with #7. Passed the half-way mark and starting to feel as though I might make it through to the end of the challenge.

A bunch of picture books reservations came in for me at the library, so I’m 10 books ahead of my reading challenge schedule! Need to read more stories…

Social Media for Small BusinessMurakami TSimplicity at HomeA Room of Her OwnCourage Is CallingThe Strawberry GirlThe Ten Commandments of ComedyDog in the MangerAn Offer From a GentlemanThis Is My Funniest 2

Goal Scoring

The score is a percentage; the times I did the keystone activity (most likely to produce the result) divided by the times I planned to. A “good” score is above 85%. I check in every week, but I’ll only note the averages here.

As I mentioned last month, I didn’t really get off the ground. I’m sure I’ll do better next month in the new quarter.

#1: Stay Married to DB
• Cook his favourite meals.
• Do the chores that annoy him the most when they don’t get done.
Never move anything he puts down.
76%We’ve all been a bit cranky preparing for the new construction. Nuff said.
#2: lose 14.1 kg by January 3, 2023
• Maintain the nutritional balance.
• Take 150-300 minutes of moderate activity per week.
• Don’t eat after 7 pm.
42%I’m finding the meal plans unsavoury. It’s been hard working out the swaps and where I’m going wrong. I’ve barely lost any weight (doh!) but I’ve slimmed down a lot more than expected.
#3: Stephen King Famous
• Write 500 – 1,000 words every day.
• Complete a novella each month.
• Submit 5 stories per week
48%Tried switching up my writing schedule, and it didn’t work.

I need to be more patient with myself when I don’t get things done. Or more likely, I need to plan less work.

The hard thing is probably adding three must dos each week onto the everyday tasks that need to be done. You would think I’d have worked this out by now, but the problem with all projects is your estimation is never as good as you think it is.

And that’s me for October 2022! How was yours?

You can find more monthly reports on the Life Worth Living page.


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