Today I am 35

I have been gifted this life for the last
35 years
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!

Published in journal, true life stories on Wednesday, March 27, 2013
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One Comment

  1. Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    You do have a gorgeous way with words. I noticed you.

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