I have been gifted this life for the last
or 12,784 days
or 18,409,789 minutes
or 1,104,587,350 seconds.
How do you measure a life? Tears have been shed; deep, aching laughs shared. I’ve held hands, children, secrets, love. I’ve been a sister for more than half my years, a parent for the last six, a wife for nearly eleven. I’m still learning and growing, but am also more aware and anxious about the passing of time. I want to make it all count, to know I’ve done well by the time gifted me, both for myself and those I care about.
These keystrokes in a blog, those words in a journal, my brushstrokes on a canvas—it’s all a form of mark-making, mark-leaving. Both assertive—I was here!—and inquisitive—did you notice me? Today, I take all of that in and look forward to stepping into a fresh year of my life.
Thanks for reading!