Welcome to the another episode of why in the hell did you not update the numbers on Monday, I’m your host, the procrastinator extraordinaire .

Being this year’s goal the gargantuan sum of 64,492 total pages, I must confess that this is turning up better that I could ever expect. The only thing that hasn’t quite gotten into the groove of things is the updating of my ultimate bullet journal for manually tracking my reading, well that and the fact that my reading didn’t hit quite the mark, but things are right on schedule.

Now let’s talk about MY NUMBERS, the current total is 3,969 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, a pretty decent progress to start off the year. Still, the 3,000 plus week, eludes, but it will fall, eventually, I hope.

My reading schedule, the Achilles heel of the whole shebang, is surprisingly, right on schedule, this gives me the incentive to not fall back, as long as it is right on time, that will suffice.

The mantra for every morning will continue to be:, ** one step at a time, one page at a time**.

I start the week four with a deficit of 158 pages, not that much, considering that I haven’t got that much free time to get those massive reading sessions, I’ll quicken the pace, and make special efforts to make some space to unwind.

For the first 500,000 pages, I have only 79,655 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is February 2, 2025 that’s 22 days earlier than the last projection, my sights are still pointed at March 20, 2023 as the desired date to reach the first half of the challenge, now I have 266 days to do so.The gap narrowed from 708 to 686 days behind schedule.

The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, my weekly pages needed are now 1,511 with a daily average of 216 pages, 2 pages less than the last projection.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight, the projections puts it 6,910 days away, a 89 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is May 29, 2041 that’s 3,646 days after the original plan, 44 days less that the last projection. I have to keep reminding myself that my goal is to reach my goal by my 50th birthday, right now, I would be 59 years 11 months, and 24 days old.

To summary the numbers from my **Journey Back**.

**Pages to reach 500,000:**79,655 pages**Days to reach 1,000,000:**6,910 days**Days behind schedule:**3,646 days

Off to read.

azr.