Have you ever heard that sometimes things happen in 3’s? An example is when we get 3 bits of good or bad news all in a short period. Sometimes you read about a recent second celebrity death and soon another will pass away. For us it seems that the number 5 is playing a positive role in our lives this year.
Before we go too far, here is a quick disclaimer: I really like numbers. I enjoy working with numbers from an accounting, bookkeeping, time, and personal finance perspective. I have never explored numbers from a meta-physical numerological perspective. My brain works much better with math. There are many events where milestones with the number 5 seem to keep occurring for us in 2016.
Let me explain how the number 5 is affecting us.
Starting with our ages – the number 5 is a big one this year.
In a post earlier this year, I mentioned that I was turning 55. That was only a couple days off from exactly 5 months ago. I purchased a fancy watch on February 5th that was a combination birthday and bucket list item for me.
We went on to enjoy an awesome 7-day (not 5 day) cruise on the Pacific coast of Mexico. However, we did eat 5 times in the ship’s fancy dining restaurants. They probably took our picture 5 times on the trip, none of which we purchased.
Guess who turns 50 today? … my lovely wife Dianne. We are in Santa Fe New Mexico (Santa
and Mexico both have 5 letters) celebrating her birthday and taking some time to relax. Our first date was 10 years ago (10 years / 2 people = 5) when we visited a German restaurant, split 5 beers, and had some excellent food. At that time, I was going to the gym 5 times a week and met her in the regular Friday 5 PM (5th day of the week) yoga class.
Our work has some significant number 5 events
Today also happens to be my 5-year work anniversary with my employer. How’s that for weird – same day as my wife’s birthday. She is probably getting upset that I have already mentioned that twice!
Let’s keep moving on here– my wife has only 5 months from this week for her 5 year anniversary with her employer. That date will hit the magic employment length she needs for some pension and insurance goodies we plan on leveraging in her eventual retirement. She also received a short-term 5% wage increase for partially filling in for additional duties when her boss retired 3 months ago. Darn it, why couldn’t she have retired 5 months ago to work with my theme here!
Stick with me folks.
Some other significant random number 5 events
I have shared that I have two daughters. They are 5 years and 3 days apart in age. The youngest one was born on the 5th day of the month, just like my mother, however in a different month exactly 5 months later. The oldest daughter graduated high school 5 years ago.
My mother has been suffering from Parkinson’s for the last 5 years and is now in a nursing home. My biological father died 5 years ago.
A Mercedes-Benz SL550 is on my wish and bucket list to own someday. Three weeks ago, we were in Scottsdale where we window-shopped after the dealership closed, and the day finally cooled down to a balmy 95 degrees.
We have been fully debt free for 5 months!
The Just One More Year blog has been in existence 15 months now. I attempted to make this post right at 555 words long. Instead, it is 745 words in length. This article was released automatically on July 5th at exactly 5:55 PM Pacific Time.
Thank you for making it this far in the article
For those non-number people, I probably lost you awhile back. However, this should have only taken about 5 minutes to read. For those who followed along – Thanks!
I thought one could get a good glimpse at our personal lives from what we have shared about the number 5. You know our ages, our work history, one of our retirement dates, some health and death history, and a factoid about our blog. I have shared that I have two daughters that are 5 years and 3 days apart in age.
Ok folks, now it is time to go spend 5 minutes working on some other next task. 🙂
Folks, am I putting too much significance in the number 5? Do you find certain number patterns in your live?
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