I was thinking about this blogger's milestone, reaching 1000 posts and it got me wondering about how we perceive a milestones significance. Some milestones that seemed like they were really significant events when they happened, fade in importance (or maybe relevance) as time passes (or as other milestones are achieved). Others never seem to lose their importance.
Remember when you got your drivers license and first started driving? That was exciting. Every time you got a chance to drive, that was a moment to savior. Now driving sometimes feels like a chore (at least until I get my sports car, nudge, nudge, wink, wink). Contrast that to the day you were married, or the birth of a child. Those memories are still vivid for me.
But even as I reflect on those memories of the past, I yearn to reach the next milestone (and I'm not talking about the one in May that will cause me to spend many extra days at work getting ready to sell a simulator to the Army). Maybe that yearning is due to the sense of pride and accomplishment when a milestone is reached. Maybe its due to the sense of anticipation of that next milestone (what will it be, when will it happen, where will I be). Maybe I'm looking forward to sharing the milestone with my family. Or maybe I just want to make my history, take hold of life with both hand, give it a good strong shake and hang on for the ride. Whichever it is, I'm ready.
So on this milestone of the 1000th post, I'd ask that you celebrate this milestone not only by rekindling the memory of important milestones past, but also by looking forward to many exciting milestones to be made in the future with those that you care about. Don't just sit back and wait for that milestone to happen, go out and make it happen.