How do you count a year?

One Year has passed since I have launched this website. 
One solar year.
12 Months
52 weeks
365.25 days
8,766 hours
525,960 minutes
31,557,600 seconds

Or

75 posts
711+ Individual Site Visitors
2 Continents traveled upon
6 Countries visited
9+ Cities seen
4 Visits to the US
2 Visits to Israel
2 Visits to Russia
Art Fairs, Museums, Bazaars, Street Fairs
2 Writer's Studios
A breakup or two
Birthdays
Holidays
A Wedding
A Funeral
A Birth

The Earth made one loop around the sun
And we
Stuck here by gravity
Live our lives
Day by Day
Moment by Moment
In the best way we know how

I cannot even begin to interpret the above quantification of events. It is astonishing how much can happen in between two breathes, let alone one year. In between a breath and the next, a life can begin or a life can end. A year full of breathes, my heart stops and starts again.

It is bewildering how much a person can change in a year. I am not the same person who launched this website on July 13th of 2014. The events of the past year have marked me in profound ways that I could not have imagined. They have pushed me to grow further and deeper than I thought possible. They have shown me how much I am capable of and how much I still have to learn.

So here I am, one year later, my life and lifestyle does not resemble, even remotely, the one I had one year ago. I couldn't be more proud. I couldn't be more happy. It has not been an easy year, nor a simple one. But it has been a spectacular one. Full of love, strength, courage, growth, and pride.

But, truthfully, this year was just the beginning. A jumping off point. An incubation period. Trial and error. There is so much left to do. There is so much to accomplish. I can see the road ahead of me very clearly. Projects I have yet to attack. Others I have yet to complete. I am extremely excited about what happens next. There is so much to do. There is so much I can do.

I am a human in progress and I am eager to progress.

The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made, and the activity of making them, changes both the maker and the destination.
— Source Unknown