Welcome to My 5280 World
How many feet are there in a mile? How many words are 5.28 pictures worth? What’s the elevation of the thirteenth step of the Colorado state capitol building in Denver, Colorado? If I had a penny for every time my children asked me “why” or “why not,” how many millions of dollars would I have?
The answer to all of these questions is 5,280 (except perhaps that last question, for I’m sure I’d have more than $52.8 million). For all you lowlanders, “Fifty-Two Eighty” is a common phrase in Denver. You have 5280 Magazine, the $52.80 per couple Denver Restaurant Week (which has since been upped to $60 per couple, which is terrifically non-catchy), restaurants, gyms, and a whole lotta other blogging mamas who have all incorporated the number into their identities. I adopted the “5280Mommy” moniker back in 2007, on a quiet little Blogspot site where I wrote about my babies, my job, and my travels with my husband. My audience included my grandparents, other family members and a few long-distance friends. The 5280Mommy Blogspot site was long ago abandoned, but it lives on thanks to the infinity of the internet.
This site, my own site, will be so much more.
My desire (a lofty goal, indeed) is that I want to share 5,280 things with you. Things that I love, and things that I think you will love or at least like and things to which you can relate. Broadly, I expect those things to include posts about parenting, books, cooking, soccer momming, traveling, career, sports, getting older, the very occasional DIY, and things that I love about Colorado and need to tell someone. Sharing 5,280 things will take, if I post once per day, over 14 years. So yeah, that’s a little ambitious. And because I have absolutely no intention of posting once per day, it’s safe to say that if I were to adopt a more reasonable pace, I could easily keep this up through retirement. As a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, so too does a written journal of 5,280 things. Welcome to my first step.