Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Number Eleven and 11 Goals in 2011

In celebration of 1-11-11 I bought 11 lottery tickets. At 11:11. I hope my choice of date, time, and number of lottery tickets purchased means I am in alignment with whatever forces will cause me to win the lottery. I'm keeping my 11 fingers crossed....
Anyhow, since it's the beginning of a new year and I haven't formally done so, I wanted to share my goals for the year.
But first, I want to look further at the significance of number 11.
Apparently, my life number is 11. I guess this means I am pretty awesome, because 11 is considered a "Master Number"

I was born June 3, 1973
June = 6
6+3(day) =9
1+9+7+3 = 20, and 2+0 = 2
So, 9+2 =11! Ta DA!!!
Since 11 is a Master Number, it cannot be reduced. You aren't supposed to take 11 and make it 1+1=2. It stays at 11. (So does my guitar amp, but that's another story.) Eleven is also said to symbolize both good and bad traits, both honesty AND sin. Go figure. There is a yin and yang to everything...EVEN numbers!
Seriously though, did you realize...
  • that 11 is a prime number?
  • that the number of players on the field in many sports such as soccer, American football, cricket and field hockey is 11?
  • that the number 11 stays the same when written upside down?
  • that the 11th step of a 12 Step Program is praying for something beyond ourselves to provide us energy, control, comfort?
  • World War 1 ended on November 11th? and the Armistice to officially end the war was signed at 6 am, and went into force 5 hours later?
  • the first landing of the moon was made by Apollo 11?
  • 11 is found all throughout the bible: Joseph had 11 brothers, David had 11 Mighty Men, and there are 11 canticles in the Bible.
  • that there's SO much more about the number 11 you could do a research project on this number alone?
For more indepth observations of number 11, including incredible historical and biblical occurences, click here.  And here's another fascinating article about eleven's significance.
I wish I could say there are 11 mentionings in this blog post of the number, but I'm afraid there's much more.
My 11 Goals for 2011
1. Lose 52 pounds (I'm being cautiously reasonable here, that's 1 pound per week and completely doable!) ~ I might lose more, I might gain some weeks. I'm ready for the flexibility of the scale. Ultimately, I just want to be able to clothes shop without crumpling up into fetal position bawling in the dressing room.
2. Enter my writing into at least 12 contests (1 per month).
3. Become more fluent on the guitar
4. Read at least 24 books ~ Last year, I only read about a book a month. I want to increase that this year. Hopefully by a lot!
5. Make $1000 per month for extra income
6. Get out of credit card debt
7. Spend under $150 per week on groceries for my family of four. This should be relatively easy considering $150 per week is a lot of money, although we struggle with that now.
8. Get my foot in the door someway, somehow working in a library and/or bookstore. It would be heaven to have a job where I am surrounded by books.
9. Get all my pictures organized and labeled, both print and digital.
10. Post to my blog AT LEAST once per week, preferably more.
11. Get my husband on an airplane, and finally visit Chicago.
I hold the least hope for #11.
What are your goals for the year?


  1. fantastic goals for '11. you can do it! i hold the MOST hope for #11!!! can you imagine the fun we would have?

  2. Thanks Meesa! Oh my gosh! We would have SO much fun. He did say that if we win the lotto he will get on a plane to see a Red Wings game in Detroit! So I'm sure I can get him on a Chicago-bound plane to see you guys AND the Blackhawks!