#SOL21: Milestones

Which one?

85158? The conundrum of a palindrome as the numbers keep adding up and up.

921 E. 2nd ? Home away from home. A landing spot.

1835 Orange Avenue

This post will be my 900th post. Never did I ever imagine that I would write 900 posts. Never did I imagine these posts would continue to be written on a weekly (or more) basis. More on this number next week!

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How did numbers impact my days?

A week’s worth of driving. Sorting, labeling, sifting through artifacts, dreams and days gone by. Rooms cleared. Boxes packed out. And still more rooms. Ad infinitum.

Numbers where I stayed. Numbers where I worked. Numbers while I drove. Numbers pounding away every day.

Until finally, an end in sight.

Binary choices?

  • Done? Not done? Where was “good enough”?
  • Making decisions. Not making decisions. Extremes in thoughts and actions.
  • Asking for advice. Some replies. Many texts and messages ignored.

Goal: Task completion

Closing the door on the empty family house of fifty years. Holding tight to memories. Letting go of stuff.

What “stuff” can you let go of? What memories shall you hold instead? How do we continue to move forward in the best possible ways? Beginnings? Endings? Cycles continue.


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10 responses

  1. 900th post! What an achievement! I just love numbers when they are used to measure achievements. Many more to you!!

    1. Thank you!
      So many stories and events!

  2. This had my mind reeling and moving to so many places about the importance of numbers, the tyranny of choice or limited choice, and the history that is held inside the numbers. Leaving a house of fifty years could be liberating or devastating – that number holds weight in ways that five does not. Maybe it’s not the number, but the life in the number that matters. Thank you for making me think so deeply and remind me that 900 is aspirational for me!

    1. Melanie,
      So much in the life in the number. So many stories. So much time!
      You will be amazed – 900 is so doable!

  3. Letting go of stuff to create a new beginning is hard work. Best wishes for celebrating completing a task and moving forward to 901.

    1. Thanks, Margaret. Always time to put one foot in front of the other!

  4. It is something how numbers play an important part of our lives. They record out time on earth. They record time spent at a job. They remind us that we are running late or maybe we are early. This morning 11 minutes recorded an amazing event. Congratulations on 900 posts.

    1. Numbers
      14 hours or 840 minutes of training for an 11 minute ride.
      70 times + was the real time for 4 adults to “learn”.

  5. My hat is off to you, Fran. Letting go of stuff is both scary and liberating at the same time. I love your reminder of the roles that numbers play.

    1. Kim,
      It is always complicated. Thanks!

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