2020…whew! We made it, folks. It’s time to shut the door and let this year live only in the history books. Breaking down the year in numbers is a fun way to do this and I did it for the first time in 2016 (2016 In Review), continued the tradition in 2017 (2017 In Review) and then of course again in 2018 (2018 In Review). Last year’s 2019 In Numbers was probably my favorite yet, because it included so many milestones. Even though 2020 wasn’t what any of us had hoped for, I decided to break it all down. Tradition, right?
2020 In Numbers
145 – The number of blog posts written, which is so much lower than previous years, but still remarkable given I took an entire season off from this space.
Top performing posts this year include:
28,300 – Number of likes on Instagram. I always like to do the Top 9 of the year to see what posts were popular. It turns out my community really likes seeing the ‘real life’ aspects. While I am still not too sure what direction I’ll be going on that platform, I still enjoyed reflecting on the 2020 Top 9 grid.
1 – The number of weddings attended, trips taken (South Africa in February!) and COVID vaccines received.
On a serious note, I watched this guy work crazy hours, overnights, and weekends this year to make sure every doctor and nurse at his medical facility and hospital had what they needed to give military families the best care in the Pacific. Probably the very best birthday present he could have asked for this year! Dane, I love you so much and I am so proud of all your hard work for Army medicine!
7 – Number of outlets I have been consistently writing for this year! Including: AllRecipes, TODAY Show, Runner’s World, We Are The Mighty, Military Spouse Magazine, GI Jobs, + CNN.
4,754 – Drone photos taken, though admittedly the number I have edited it probably significantly less! It’s definitely on my to-do list for 2021 along with sharing them here 🙂
Things I can’t quite quantify – Hours I spent trying to grow my sourdough starter, number of televised concerts we watched while we were #SaferAtHome, time spent in Zoom meetings, FaceTime calls with friends and family trying to stay connected, hours spent using Marco Polo App, tears shed (just keeping it real!), therapy sessions, and moments spend trying to focus on only what I could control.
As we close the book on 2020, it is my hope that the new year brings joy, good health, and love to all of us. See you there!