Numbers: January 24, 2022

Welcome to the second Magic Monday on a row that’s actually a Monday, I plan to keep this streak for the foreseeable future .

Now, lets get down to business, the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge is still running smoothly, starting week number 32, and I’m about to start book number 38 of year, Matemáticas para las Hadas, my the late Mexican author F.G. Haghenbeck, being the story of Ada Byron, genius mathematician, and daughter of famous English poet Lord Byron.

Now let’s talk about MY NUMBERS, the current total is 36,812 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, that’s 1,310 registered pages more than last update.My next milestone, 40,000 pages, that according to my projections I should have reach it last Monday. This leaves me still 3,188 pages, and hopefully in a couple of weeks, I´ll reach that coveted next stepping stone.

The end of the year projection of total pages had a little boost, right now is at 58,074 pages, 324 pages more than the last update. My reading schedule is now 25 days behind, this is a 3 day loss from my last update, this is something I have been struggling with, but as my mantra for the last few months, one step at a time, one page at a time.

I started week 32 with a deficit of 4,873 pages, and a total 6,119 pages to get back to balance, I came short by 54 pages.The January monthly quota there’s still 964 pages left ,and 5,583 to get back to balance, number that should be reach by the end of the month February, motivation enough to keep on grinding away.

For the first 500,000 pages, I have only 112,614 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is December 5, 2025, that’s 13 days earlier than the last projection, finally, I’ll make an extra effort to close into the middle of year 2025, but my sights are still pointed at March 20, 2023 as the desired date to reach the first half of the challenge, that gap narrowed from 1,006 to 993 days behind schedule.

The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, my weekly pages needed are now 1,741 with a daily average of 249 pages, a 1 page a day drop from the last projection.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight, the projections puts it 7,678 days away, a 31 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is February 1, 2043, that’s 4,283 days after the original plan, 24 days less that the last projection. In spite of everything, I managed to edge closer to 2042, with my eye on the prize of the coveted end date of 2031, and the very special trip to close-out the final pages of my journey.

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back.

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 112,614 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 7,678 days
  • Days behind schedule: 4,259 days

Now back to work to reach the 40,000-page milestone, and hitting my daily, weekly, and monthly goals.

Off to read.


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