It’s All in the Numbers

Imagine if all you knew about someones life was the numbers. Just the quantitative data. How would you see it differently? For instance, my net worth is still in the negative and will be until I pay off my student loans. If you just looked at just that, I’m not so valuable. But what about all the other numbers?

I’ve been considering this a lot lately, as I’m playing fantasy football and it’s pretty much all a statistics and numbers game. Where does everyone rank? Well I’ve never rushed any yards, thrown any passes, or really played any sports involving points (cheerleading, anyone?). But it’s still strangely therapeutic to check out the numbers.

Today I’m 9345 days old.
I turn 26 in 153 days.
That thought gives me 1 panic attack. 
Approximate number of times my mother has told me I’m being melodramatic: 473
Number of times it was true: 470 

Life expectancy based on this calculator: 96 years
Favorite age so far: 22
Most awkward age: 14

In that time I have…

Lived in 3 states. 
Attended 12 schools.
And lived in 16 houses.

Had 3 serious boyfriends.
And 1 who told me I was not girlfriend material.
I’ve been dating “the guy” for 832 days.
Number of times per day I ask N “do you know where my phone is?”: 4
Average number of times I tell Archie that I love him every day: 24
Average number of times I tell N I love him every day: 4

Met my best friend at age: 2 years, 2 months, and 19 days 


I have 3 siblings. Numero uno pictured above and two younger than him.
I have 4 parents who love me.
Age when parents started embarrassing me: 11
Age when I realized that parents are super cool: 21
Age when I realized that I’d rather hang out with my parents (and N) than pretty much anyone else: 24
I’ve worked for a childhood cancer non-profit for 476 days.
I’ve felt incredibly lucky to do what I do every day for 476 days.
I’m one of less than 30% of Americans who like their jobs.

My blogging assistant.

I’ve been blogging for 567 days.

In that time I’ve published 356 blog posts and currently have 97 drafts.
I’ve thought about quitting at least 7 times.
I’ve purchased 57 ads from other bloggers.
Amount of money I’ve put in to this hobby: I don’t want to know. Really.
Hobbies I have other than this one: 0

I talk to my bestie 3 or more times per week.
Blessed to know her for 6 years.
We’ve attended 47 (ish?) costume parties together.
Age she turns today: 25
Happy Birthday Kaylin! Wish Kaylin a Happy Birthday!

Percent of my closet that is from Goodwill: 30%
Pairs of jeans I currently own: 23
Tops hanging in my closet: 197
Percent of those I actually wear: 10%
Days of the year that I could maybe pass as a fashion blogger: 5

Time every day that Rita’s closes: 9pm
Time every day that I realize how desperately I want frozen custard: 9:02pm

Number of times I’ve listened to Avicii Wake Me Up this week: 42
Number of times I re-read Harry Potter: 2
Percent of the time that my fingers have polish on them: 12%
Estimated number of times I’ve visited a tanning bed: 250
Year of my last visit: 2008
Number of times per day that I think about it and it terrifies me: 3
SPF of the sunscreen I now use on my whole body, every single day: 55
Percent of the time I think I eat healthy: 55%

Glasses of wine per week: 2
Hours of Netflix per week: 15
Minutes spent in the car per day: 32
Hours of sleep per night: 7

Percent of the time that I feel like a real grown up: 45%
Percent of the time that I feel like I’m growing up too fast: 65%
Percent of the time that I feel like a generally happy person: 97%

I’m no fortune teller but I’d have to say, if we go by the numbers, I’m an incredibly lucky girl woman girl.

What does your life look like in numbers? I’m sure once I hit publish I’ll think of 47 other ways to quantify my life.

  • I’m going to have to say I was pretty awed by this post.. I now want to go calculate my life in numbers. Ha ha!

  • I took the life expectancy test and got 93. Not bad, I expected it to be lower. haha

    I found it amusing that you tell Archie you love him more often than you tell N.

  • I love this idea for this post! When I think about how often I went to the tanning bed when I was younger, I have a panic attack too! I wish I could be 1 of the 30% of Americans that loved their job. That in itself is more than most anyone has!

  • Awww I love this!! I’m such a nerd/numbers person 😉
    (But seriously, is anyone’s most awkward age NOT 13 or 14?!)

  • that was really interesting when I read through it!

  • I’m absolutely love this post. My mom tells me I’m melodramatic all the time too.

  • Um. You need to make this a link-up. People will eat it up.

  • This was a fun post! And so true about wanting Rita’s just a tad too late….I’ve only been like 3 times this summer and I know I’ll be sorry come October!

  • 197 tops and 23 pairs of jeans?! I like this post. Fun stuff 🙂

  • according to that life calculator I’m gonna live to be 93. I hope not that’s a long time haha

  • This is such a unique and inspiring idea. I don’t think it’s often that we really try to quantify our lives. love it!

  • I really like this. Nice way to break it all down. Sometimes we have to look at life this way to be really grateful. The ice cream though? You’re killin me.

  • Wow! I love this post and the way you laid out the information, great concept. It’s true, numbers aren’t everything it’s more what they mean to us. 🙂 Great job!

    – Michelle @

  • I love this post! It was so interesting. I’m kind of tempted to figure out some numbers of my own and do an inspired by post.

    – Sarah Christine

  • 58- the number of times I smiled while reading this blog post.

  • I’m just wondering if the 23 pairs of jeans was an approximation or an exact number….now I’m feeling like owning 7 pairs isn’t nearly enough. 😛 jk….I’m not that big of a jeans wearer!

  • I never really thought about my life in numbers but this is really interesting to think about!

  • Love this post, what a great idea. I think if I sit down and really do the math, some of the numbers may scare me!

  • This is such a great post and I love all of the numbers!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  • This was so much fun. How hard was this to do? It had to take forever.

    Color Me Brave

  • You’re not allowed to quit blogging, hate to break it to you. I’d miss Archie too much.
    And your wonderful words.
    And hopeful love stories.
    And awesomeness.
    And I’m done because I sound super stalkerish. Damn it.

    XOXO Fal

  • This was really cool. I don’t think I could take the time to do this. I’m such a quitter at things like that. I’m on the “I want to quit blogging” train right now.

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