I'm looking at my dashboard, and it's reading 1000000. It's rather surreal. Took me 13 years to get here, and it wasn't that long ago that I thought of it as a number in the sky to look up at.
Huh. There it is. Now I'm going to be stuck with a 1 at the front of my score. No, I'm definitely not going for 2 million.
That final push was a little crazy. A year ago, right before I went on vacation, I was sitting at 783,102.
216,898 in the past 365 days, and 31,180 in the last 20 days.
I have a lot of people I need to thank for helping me out over a long period of time. It takes a village. At the top of the list is cnirvana
, my partner in crime, for helping motivate me for the past few years. Right up there is my inner circle: InigoMontoya80
, Darth Maul FTS
, and hott Armante
. I'm sure I'm forgetting people!!
Beyond that are all of my friends on TA who've been so wonderful over the almost 10 years (!!!) I've been on the site. I remember back when I wasn't even in the top 10,000 on the site, then moving up above 1000, 500, and finally where I am now. Before I joined TA (in 2009), I had under 31,000. I got 7800 that first month.
Two years ago I went through some turbulent times, and I have a lot of people to thank for keeping me upright. Xbox has been something that's helped me out. When all of that started, I was still shy of 600,000. To my friends and family, I owe a debt of gratitude. Thank you so much for everything. You know who you are.
Lastly, I need to thank my parents. I'll be making a blog post soon expressing how damn awesome they are, even though they have no idea about this milestone or, really, anything having to do with Xbox.
Happy gaming, everyone!