2015: My Year In Numbers


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It was the year the Supremes ruled in favor of same-sex marriage. The year the People’s Pontiff visited the U.S. The year NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reached Pluto after 9.5 years, HarperCollins published Harper Lee’s sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird under suspicious circumstances, and David Letterman broke up with his razor

These are just a few of the numbers that made my 2015 stand out:

13,000 – Gallons of water in Clear Lounge Cozumel, where I experienced the world’s first underwater oxygen bar

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8699 – People who joined me to see Jane Goodall at Coors Events Center

7212 – Words I wrote in this blog since my first post in August

6650Dollars raised via Indiegogo to bring author William Kamkwamba (The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind) to Casey Middle School


583 – Natural foods sampled in my role as product tester for Prevention Magazine’s Cleanest Packaged Food Awards 2016

50 – Years my parents have been married, celebrated at the Jersey Shore in June

50th anniversary collage

27 – Inspiring and generous people I “interviewed” during my career vision quest

8 – Neutral grip pull-ups I can do after 6 months of training (and a few gnarly callouses on my palms)

pullup collage

0 – Seconds I’ve spent regretting my decision to step away from the classroom

“For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice.”
Find your voice. Clear your throat. Speak only words of kindness, light, and understanding. Happy 2016.






2 Comments Add yours

  1. trishrohr says:

    congratulations on a wonderful 2015 and best wishes for a spectatcular 2016! xo


  2. elenahershey says:

    Likewise, Trish! Thank you!


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