I did it, I hit my first 500 Kanji!
But I realized that when I just started this seem so very, very far away that it sometimes made things feel quite difficult. I would say “Egad, 500 Kanji, that will take forever!” So from now on I will make my milestones smaller, so I can celebrate more often, and stop worrying about reaching 1,000 or (Egad) the full 2,045 I need to know to start my sentence SRSing. I’m 20% there and counting.
From now on I will count learning each 50 as a mini milestone, 100 as a double milestone and each new 500 as a super milestone. This way I can celebrate probably twice a week (mini and double) and every few weeks for the super milestone!