All these "firsts" you will go through will increase in importance and thrill level. First flight, definitely cool. First solo, what a rush! How about your first solo cross country? You really feel like you've accomplished something by then. Now, I just need to do my flight test and find out what that's like!
Good luck and happy flying well into the future.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster