I was surprised to notice my milestone number just now, but pleasantly so. The timing seems right.
To explain: My year so far has been marked by the active pursuit of change (on several fronts, both personal and professional), and just this morning I noted that not only has time marched on — as time is wont to do — but I've marched on a bit, too, and in a good direction.
I love a good corner turning, don't you? Regardless of the context or circumstances leading up to it, I think any new perspective helps inform and add depth to your writing. And I do look forward to seeing that notion play out in mine.