April By the Numbers

When I reach a certain stage of overwhelm, I tend to break things down into numbers. This doesn’t help in the least in any practical way, but it’s somewhere in my linear psychological process between “OMG I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO THERE IS SO MUCH STUFF AAAAARRRGGGHHHHH” and “OK, let’s get some stuff done” and thus apparently necessary.  So, here is my life right now in numbers.

  • Pages of web copy I’ve written in the past 7 days: 52
  • Hours worked at the day job in March: 149
  • Hours of freelance worked in March: 32
  • Number of times my house was broken into in March: 1
  • Pages of script spread out and marked up on the floor of my library: 45
  • Pages of script yet to be marked up in a pile on the floor of my library: 55
  • Days since I’ve worked on my script: 4
  • Days ’til the Nicholl Fellowship deadline: 21
  • Days  since I cried in the stairwell at work, and then again in my cubicle when my coworker tried to ask me a simple question: 1
  • Days since I’ve had a brow wax (please don’t look at my face too closely): 58
  • Days since I’ve had my bangs trimmed or hair cut by a professional (which actually works nicely to cover said unruly brows): 71
  • Number of episodes of the first season of Game of Thrones I’ve seen: 6
  • Days until the next disc gets to my house and that number becomes 8 because OMG IT’S SO INTENSE: 1
  • Number of times I’m going to be tempted to dig into the crackers & hummus a coworker brought today: 872
  • Days ’til I have to fit into a bridesmaid dress one size smaller than the one I originally fit into at the fitting because I am stubborn and dumb and am dedicated to the idea of a number rather than the idea of being able to zip my dress and still breathe: 101
  • Number of Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs currently in my freezer: 24
  • Days ’til I’m supposed to run in a 5K: 25
  • Number of runs I’ve done in the past month: 4
  • Number of runs I’ve done that haven’t felt like torture: 0
  • Number of items on my to-do list: 63
  • DAYS UNTIL I GO LIE ON A BEACH FOR 4 DAYS AND DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING EXCEPT SLEEP AND EAT AND TAN AND MAYBE READ SOME BOOKS: 34
EYE ON THE PRIZE

My Going To The Beach Face

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3 thoughts on “April By the Numbers

    • Ha, thanks, Elle. Pretty sure it’s just one of those “seasons of life” things. It’s definitely busy, but a lot of the busy-ness is emanating from good things, like the freelance work. Just have to keep my head above water in the meantime as I learn to balance it all. 🙂

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