What’s the standing record for the most time it takes to reach 100,000 points on ActiveRain? I’m not exactly sure. Certainly, if I'm not in the running for top rank – at least I'm deserving of an honorable mention. Back when I joined ActiveRain in October 2011, I felt quite confident it would take forever to reach the 100,000 point milestone. Well, it didn’t take forever, however, it did take 10 long months!
I do love my new 100,000 points icon, though. Please indulge me as I share a close-up 'wearing my new jewel.' Scroll down and take a look – I'll wait ....
Doesn't the icon look sleek and elegant underneath my Rainmaker banner? Seriously, I really wasn't in any hurry to garner all those zeros. Because, as I see it, when striving to accomplish the most worthwhile achievements in life – it’s really the journey that counts, isn't it? Since becoming an ActiveRain Rainmaker, I have already made acquaintance with many fabulously, wonderful people. Plus, I have developed meaningful connections and great friendships – not to mention the innumerable and endless ways in which to learn, teach, and grow.
You just never know where life will lead you. One thing I've rediscovered is that it's never too late to start over, dream big, learn new skills, and set aspiring goals. Not surprisingly, I've also been reminded that 'grabbing the prize' is not necessarily the best part. To me, it's what you experience along the way that matters most. Hard work, perseverance, gaining knowledge, building relationships, and paying attention to valuable lessons are much more significant. Without a doubt, I am not the same person I was 10 months ago. And, I can almost guarantee that I will not be the same person 10 months from now either. So, here's to ActiveRain and beyond! I am looking forward to new adventures and reaching many milestones in the future. More importantly, I welcome the opportunity to travel the long and winding roads I must follow to get there.