On Monday of this week, I finished a project that I've been working on for two years. And by finished, I mean, I got to a very important milestone.
I was very excited.
I had actually been planning a blog post that I would put up when this joyous time occurred. It went like this:
"I DID IT! I DID IT! I DID IT!"
But instead, I hung out with my husband, ate some celebratory ice cream and fruit, and went to bed.
There is something important that one should do upon accomplishing something, and that is to celebrate. And quickly. None of this, "oh, I'll go and get a pedicure next week" nonsense, because the thrill is over, the day is done and often the celebratory occasion is neglected completely and not just diminished.
I learned this from a friend of mine who has a masters in Russian literature. Surely, there is much to celebrate there.
So the very next day, we had a coffee out. This is not an infrequent thing, but still special and quite the most delicious hot chocolate I'd had in awhile. We bought an A&W rootbeer. Very exciting as it is imported and on the pricy side. We even consumed it.
Okay, so it wasn't a huge celebration, but to be fair, it's only a milestone and not the whole thing done. A very important milestone. More of a 10 mile stone or something. And celebratory drinks tend to be alcoholed, which is unacceptable at this time.
At any rate, this is the important part:
I DID IT! I DID IT! I DID IT!