3 days ago I got 'the email' again. I can call myself MVP for another year.
While I am glad I made it, I have to admit, the suspense and excitement are getting less and less. The first time I knew I was nominated, and the wait was like being a kid, waiting for Santa. And when I got the mail, I spent hours reading all the info, browsing the MVP site, reading private newsgroups...
The first time I was up for renewal, I was anxious to see if I made it again, and the wait was very uncertain.
This year I was a lot more relaxed, and when I got the mail I registered again, clicked 'next' a couple of times, and decided to call it a day when I was done.
Don't get me wrong, I still like being an MVP, doing MVP things as much as I did in the beginning, but this is a marathon, not a sprint. When you hear the starting signal, there is a lot of activity and excitement, but after that initial phase, you settle into your rythm and follow your own pace. A marathon runner doesn't accelerate every time he comes across a landmark. He just maintains his pace because that is the way to endure.
Anyway, YAAY me.