I post reflections on my PhD on my Facebook page. It provides some insight into what a person can expect.
As hard as it is, I want you to remember that going through your doctorate program can leave you with some good memories.
Here I am with 2 of my classmates at the Hawaii International Conference on Business. The department was gracious enough to cover a significant portion of the registration, hotel, flight, and food.
We all completed our doctorates. You can too.