* Metaphor* is defined as:

a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them (as in

-Merriam Webster dictionarydrowning in money).broadly:figurative language.

* Math*, in the case of this blog, will encompass a wide range of mathematics from basic arithmetic to high school algebra, calculus, and geometry, with some statistics thrown in for good measure.

Do you need to have a solid understanding of math to make sense of this blog? **NO!** Of course, it is helpful to understand the basic elementary principles of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, but I intend to treat more advanced math concepts as a grammar nerd would approach a new vocabulary word, by providing a basic definition that is in turn applied to an everyday life concept.

For example, a **formula** is defined as:

a general fact, rule, or principle expressed in usually mathematical symbols

-Merriam Webster dictionary

A **formula for success** could consist of looking at the number of hours during any given day that are currently allotted to various things, and then subtracting and adding as necessary to reach a more balanced equation that is in line with your goals.

I will use the platform of **Metaphoric Math** liberally; sometimes numbers will just be presented as the data and statistics they are without a specific analogy attached. I may explore topics such as fractals in nature and sacred geometry alongside concepts like the 4 hour work week and economic trends, or perhaps reference the relationship of time signatures in music to emotion.

I’ve never claimed to be a “*numbers person*“, and up until a few days ago I never would have guessed I would be writing a blog with *Math* in the title. Sometimes the mind takes us to unexpected places, and I’m excited to explore this new, uncharted territory. I have no idea where the **2020 Math Project** will lead, but I fully anticipate the exercise in regular blogging will promote health, so to speak, in many aspects of everyday life.