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Numbers at random for the first half of 2014:

  • 73 days lived out of a suitcase;
  • additional 2 months feeling like living out of a suitcase;
  • 32 fiction books read or partially read;
  • 27 jobs applied for;
  • 12 series/seasons watched on Netflix (Castle, Fringe, Doctor Who);
  • 12 walls painted;
  • 6 countries visited;
  • 5 large bookcases filled;
  • 2 U.S. states visited;
  • 1 Ph.D. graduation;
  • 1 international move.

Expected numbers for the second half of 2014:

  • 17 more days lived out of a suitcase;
  • 4 more U.S. states visited;
  • 2 more series/seasons watched on Netflix (Doctor Who);
  • 2 weddings attended;
  • 1 job interview.

Naturally the second list is shorter than the first. It is easier to quantify what has been done than what hasn’t been done. The future is, of course, uncertain at the best of times, and is so especially now.