Early on in my recovery, I celebrated days. I started off with a 30-day 'break'. (Typically people who drink a lot give themselves breaks to 'detox' after binging, after New Year's Eve or when they suffer some sort of negative consequence.)
I used the 30 days as a countdown, just like I'd always had.
THIRTY DAYS UNTIL I CAN DRINK AGAIN!!!
Except this time, I knew it was going to be different. I knew in my heart that this was it. I told everyone around me that I was taking a break so people wouldn't ask the dreaded question, "You mean you're NEVER going to drink again????!!!????!?!?!?!?"