By the Numbers: 2018


I've been doing this post for the last couple of years and try to track the same things. It's interesting to compare! Let's get to it: 2018 in numbers!

Total books read: 43 -- 16 nonfiction / 27 fiction 

Rereads: 5 (I started the Chronicles of Narnia series again and am loving it!)

Favorite nonfiction: It's not for everyone, but I devoured What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami (it is also a short little book, so that helped how fast I read it)

Favorite fiction: so many good reads this year! I'll pick Murder at Brightwell by Ashely Weaver just because it's rare I find a clean murder mystery that's not insanely cheesy

Book review posts published in 2018 --> Check these out, because I read some great books this year! ONE // TWO // THREE // FOUR // FIVE

Blog posts written: 71 (I just keep going lower and lower each year, guys)

Favorite blog posts:
Favorite Baby/Toddler Products for Ages 0-2
I'm a Different Mom than I Thought I'd Be
A Beautiful Inheritance
Fragile. Handle with Care
Mothering with Open Hands
(Just realized I used the exact same photo to open the bottom two posts! Oops)

Tweets: I don't even want to spend time doing this math... I maybe tweeted 3 or 4 times all year. I used to love Twitter, but the Trump/Clinton Election killed it for me, and I have never gotten back into it since.

Instagram posts: my number on this is impossible to count because I just went through an deleted a bunch of photos. This might be a topic for another day. Anyway, I guess I can't do the math on this one either.

Races run: 2 (Thunder 1-mile fun run in February and OKC half marathon in April)
Miles run: I didn't keep track this year. Wow, this By the Numbers post is extremely lame! I apparently didn't keep track of anything LOL. 

I ran fairly consistently off and on (did that make sense? haha.) Anyway, I didn't ever take my watch with me, so I have honestly no idea how many miles I ran. Maybe 200? 

US States visited: 3 - Texas, Kansas, and Massachusetts 
US States visited that I'd never been to before: 0
Trips to Texas: 10! 
Plane flights: 5

Travel posts: Boston // Liverpool, UK // York, UK // Cambridge, UK // London

Total spent traveling to England: $4,438 MORE ON THAT HERE

Total spent on gas (for the year): $1,509.22
Average spent on groceries each month: $357 (I actually thought this would be higher! Not too bad!)

Average amount put into savings each month: $319 (Does not include the small percentage that goes automatically from my paycheck into my Roth account or the small monthly amount we put in R's and J's 529 college savings accounts)


I really do mean a huge and giantly sincere thank you to everyone who has followed along this year! I hope that even though my posts are more spaced out these days, you still enjoy reading and feel connected in some way to this little space of mine. I'm pretty much an open book and happy to answer any questions or consider writing a full post on any topic if you ever want to leave a comment or shoot me an email! Here's to 2019!

Ashley H said...

I love these type of posts!
I want to hit 200 running miles this year. I always get super close but apparently I'm just not motivated enough.

The Lady Okie said...

haha! I'm not sure I got 200 exactly, but I think somewhere around there most likely. You can do it!

AnneMarie said...

I really enjoyed the Murakami book-thanks for recommending it!

Jen said...

This is such a fun post!!! :) And that picture of the kiddos is adorable.

Kenzie said...

I always love these types of posts. Numbers are hands down my favorite. Plus, it is so cool to be able to compare the years.

Audrey said...

I love that you do this. And I'm so glad you enjoyed Murder at the Brightwell so much!!
I'm curious about the IG deletes, but now I kind of feel inspired to go delete some of mine as well. LOL

Katie @ Live Half Full said...

I always love these posts!

Rachel said...

We actually decided to open up a 529 account for Cyrus and I feel ridiculously grown up now. See also: still don't know what I'm doing, but occasionally some of the things are somewhat responsible...
And we're in progress on a last will and testament. ha!

Rach said...

If you feel like sharing more, I am really curious about your decision to delete posts from Instagram. I made a similar decision (though maybe for different reasons?) last year and every now and then I go and delete a few more. Curious to hear what you deleted and why if you feel like sharing.

Jenny Evans said...

Do you do that every morning??? I have to get up at 5:15 to get my oldest up for seminary (scripture study class before school) and I'm dying. What time do you go to bed at night?