...days to go!
I just recommended to someone that they look back at each and every day they've already conquered. I did that for myself for the first few weeks. I looked ahead to the next milestone but also looked back at where I'd been. It reinforced in me the desire not to have to go through it again, whatever "it" happened to be.
I had lung pain. Not a sharp pain, or a bronchitis pain, but like muscle aches. It was really weird. I learned that it was my body beginning to heal itself. I could close my eyes and imagine my lungs growing in strength and ability. Once this passed, I could then look back and KNOW I did not want to experience this a second time.
Each milestone (a week, two weeks, a month) felt to me like boulders I climbed up on and stood triumphant. Passing those felt incredible. 30 days! 50 days! 100 days! There would be no way I'd throw those away. 200 days! 300 days! Amazeballs.
And now it's just days until I get to stand on the mountain (in my mind) of ONE YEAR. Which just reminded me of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his "I've been to the mountaintop" speech. So here's a great quote: