On May 8, 2011, at 2:40PM EST, I hit Enter and submitted my first blog post.
The post you are now reading is my 75th.
The blog was begun as a means of motivating myself to finish a book by the same title, “The Best Advice So Far,” which I started one year ago this month.
This morning — July 25, 2011, at 3:18AM EST — I wrote the last word, completing that book.
I considered musing here about how it feels to accomplish such a monumental task. I considered outlining the journey. The wide-eyed beginnings with the lofty goal of completing in three months. The months-long dry spell somewhere in the middle. The combination of numbness and exhilaration as I finished the last sentence in the quiet hours, alone. The miles of colorful landscape in between.
Instead, I will simply say thank you — to every one who has read and commented and encouraged.
Who has shared stories.
Who has inspired with your lives.
Who has walked this journey with me.
Today, I will enjoy the moment.
Today, I choose to celebrate.