I just finished an entry for a creative challenge. The challenge required me to complete a project that included one number. I pulled together a little mixed media effort for this. While I was working on this, I was thinking about what numbers to include and what they meant to me. This became more than a challenge of paper, paint and ink, it represented questions and things going on in my life.
RangerSir and I are approaching retirement. We constantly find ourselves thinking about what age is the right age for us to move from the current phase of our lives to the next and close the door on this one. We constantly find ourselves playing with the numbers. Age. Health. Life Expectancy. Family History. Money. In each of these there are so many numbers to extrapolate and hypothesize with. We are constantly playing with our numbers and yet we don’t have a single one that is the answer.
Numbers play factors in so many people’s lives young or old when you think about it. Here are some of the easy ones I came up in just a few minutes. Each of them is based on a number.
- I want to graduate from college by #
- I want to live somewhere where it never gets colder than #
- I want to only borrow # to pay for school.
- My prescription costs this month were #
- If I could save # I could buy a car, house, vacation…..
- I’d like to earn #.
- I’d like to pay off on my credit card in # months.
- I change the oil in my car every # miles.
- I’d like # kids.
- I would like to marry by #.
- I am trying to save #.
- I have # dogs and # cats
- I would like to get # when I sell my…
- I live # miles from work.
- Daycare costs #.
- My wife, mother, child, spouse/partner, father, brother, sister is # old this year.
- My health insurance costs #,
- I run # miles a week.
- I have lived in my home # years.
- I want to loose # pounds.
- My coffee splurge costs #
- I have worked for my employer # years.
What’s your number?