Some unruly numbers spent last week screaming at me.
Number of publishers interested in my proposal in a four-week time period: 3. Utter awesomeness.
Number of passes I’ve had on my book in the last two months: 3. Utter crappiness.
Number of page reads on Letters for the Underloved: 110, 701. Bam.
Number of followers that dropped me the day after Letters to the Underloved went live: Six. Bam, again.
Number of times I planned to go to free yoga last week: 3. I’m so fit.
Number of times I attended free yoga last week: 0. I’m so out of shape.
Number of percentage points we were behind during the Make a Difference Day voting process: 23. Obviously, there is some major cheating happening.
Number of percentage points we are currently ahead in the Make a Difference Day voting process: 12. Love this voting process. It seems so accurate.
Number of times I thought about signing up to host an In Real Life meet up group with (in)courage: 1. I did it. I signed my little self up to host. Go me, what a go, getter. Bring on the party!
Number of people signed-up to attend my In Real Life meet up group with (in)courage: 0. Why did I do this? What a dork. Is it too late to back out? For real, I’m returning the T-shirt.
Numbers exhaust me.
Then, I start thinking about something an uber, smart friend said.
"The world is all about numbers. I cannot live by the numbers while trying to live a life of sacrifice. Numbers make me hungry, not for the spiritual fruits, but the poisoned ones."
My friend was talking about numbers on our watch, the scale, our jeans, and that never-enough paycheck, and yes, when we chase those numbers, we end up hungry.
But here’s the thing, I hate being hungry. It makes me tired and cranky and snappy with those I love. So, I’m going to close my eyes for a bit. Yep, I'm going to ignore the numbers and just see what happens.
What about you? What numbers have you learned to make peace with?
Totally teasing about backing out of (in)courage’s IRL. So, if you are near Asheville, NC, I might just have a teeny space in my group for you. Sign-up or drop me an email. Want info on meet up’s in your area? Click here. Want more details about the event? Click here.
Linking with Jen.