We all love a good milestone: a casual birthday (happy birthday, Lynn Walker!), a nice graduation, and a beautiful wedding. These events punctuate our lives as we know them outside of the office. They are evidence of a life well-lived; these milestones might even be the only things to persuade us to look up from our rapidly-filling Outlook calendars and remind us to smell the roses. These milestones are important. Why else would our mothers insist on taking those embarrassing family photos (with, of course, the obtrusive, too-bright flash) in that nice, dimly-lit, crowded Italian restaurant each and every birthday?
To take oneself out of the hustle and bustle, however briefly, to appreciate life’s big moments is what makes all of the hard work worth it. This Friday, we’ll be celebrating myON’s Big Moment with the entire Edina office. We’ll look forward to a brief reprieve from our work to hear from Todd about myON’s journey and growth throughout 2013. In an effort to maintain a nugget of mystery about this momentous occasion, I’ll only leave you with this: Since July of this year, our readers have logged 742,035 hours on myON. Let me put that in perspective for you: that’s 84 years, 258 days, 3 hours and 30 minutes.
That’s a lot of myON moments. And we couldn’t be more pleased.
What are your own myON milestones? Maybe you’ve worked behind the scenes in support of the myON mission since its launch in 2011, or maybe you’ve been reading with your kids on myON since July of this year, contributing to the incredible usage noted above. Maybe your myON milestones start now as your hometown districts sign on with winter pilots. My personal myON milestone is that, tomorrow, I will have worked in this new Marketing role for a full month. I look forward to celebrating many more milestones with the myON team.
Congratulations to everyone who has contributed in some way to reaching this myON milestone. Let’s take a moment to reflect on the road that brought us here—and let’s use this big moment as fuel to bring us toward our next milestone. Read on, myON.
--Megan Swanson, myON Marketing