Today is important, a milestone. I am not sure why we humans (I have long given up hope of being something other than that) value such days, celebrate them, rue their passing number, or otherwise give them power, but we do. We call them anniversaries.
As adults past a certain point, we both dread and celebrate anniversaries of our birth date. As children, we always looked forward to them. Much the same happens with jobs; as years go by we celebrate service anniversaries. At first, happy that we may have found a career and, later, wondering if we had taken the right path or worrying about whether we still have enough years ahead to reach our goals (or if we can hang on until we reach that retirement date).
We measure our lives in time. Wedding anniversaries, high school and/or college reunions, the age of our children, our cars, our houses (our mortgages!). We marvel at long lasting marriages, long careers, and hope we can do the same. When we do, we look back with a warm glow (hopefully, at least without regret) at how far we've come.
We take these moments, these special days, to look back and wonder if we we made the right choices. We look back and wonder how so much time seemed to pass so quickly.
And vow to savor the coming years.
It has been one year since I introduced myself here...
A most enjoyable year that has brought me new friends, knowledge, comfort, and joy.
A Night Unremembered
6 years ago