Wow. This is the 500th post on the Playground Blog. Who would have ever thought we’d have that much to say?* Or that anyone would want to listen to us?
I would genuinely love to be profound, inspirational, or even witty in this milestone post, but I’m afraid I might not deliver. The pressure is killing me.
You might have noticed that we’re all about the milestones around here. We’re pretty liberal with what qualifies for a celebration—even if it’s just a cyber-quickie squeeee celebration.
Met your daily page goal? Celebrate!
Got nice comments from a contest, even though you didn’t final? Celebrate!
Filled the plot hole in your book? Celebrate!
Firmed up the sagging middle of your book? Celebrate!
Firmed up YOUR sagging middle with a 5 pound weight loss? Celebrate!
Didn’t commit bodily harm to your DH when he interrupted you for the 20th time while you were trying to get that chapter finished? Celebrate!
We’re generous with the milestones because the rest of world isn’t.
It’s very easy to be hard on yourself. The question is why you’d want to. Dog knows the rest of the world is ready and willing to slag off on you and rain on your parade. So give yourself a break and celebrate your accomplishments—however small.
We’re celebrating all kinds of milestones on the Playground today. What accomplishment would you like to celebrate? Tell us so we can all cheer and squeee on your behalf.