Today was a milestone day. The odometer on my little HHR rolled over to 100,000 miles. And then I realized this month also marks our 8 year anniversary. Oh the adventures we have had!
I know it sounds like I’m on the verge of trading it in for a shiny new model, but that isn’t the case at all. This little car has served me well and I hope we have many more happy, adventurous years together. In fact, I would love to make a wise-crack about driving it until the wheels fall off, but I don’t dare. My sister made that comment about her Excursion several years ago and her wheels literally fell off. Twice. And she’s still driving it.
But back to milestones. The life event kind. Those all-important markers that act as a reference point in the progress or development of – something – that serve to reassure us that we’re on the right path. Milestone events are a cause for celebration and acknowledgement. We start collecting them shortly after birth, and spend the rest of our lives racking up as many as we can.
Some milestones are huge – like taking your first step, or saying your first word. Others are a cause for a slightly smaller celebration, but important nonetheless – like writing your 50th blog post. Yay me!