When I decide to do something months from now I commit a very long time to a preparation plan that can truly direct my regular daily existence. I know many of you are training for the NYC Marathon. You put in the miles, the exercises, the fuel, the rest, social media time, no sleeping in, etc. What does that do? It gives you the flexibility to be sure about your capacities and know you are prepared for what's to come.
So, keep doing what you do. Your sacrifice is not a lost cause. You are doing awesome!