I'm standing on the road out of the village, but instead of looking ahead at the EX Mountain, I'm looking back at where I've been.
At 18 DOF I was already breathing better, and my lungs were beginning to heal.
When I made it to 30 days, just entering the desert of No Man's Land, I marked the occasion with tangible gifts to myself so I could feel them and remember why I was traveling this road.
While in the desert, I learned what was important to me. I learned what I needed to avoid and what I needed to pay attention to. And I realized just how important this journey is.
Turning back around to look ahead, I can see that the road continues. It certainly won't end at my one year anniversary! But I will celebrate this milestone and reward myself in some special way so that I will know deep in my heart that this is who I am now.
I need to use this time to shop for a village souvenir!