There are no endings to the wheel of time

I finally finished The Wheel of Time. It’s funny how at so many points, early on, I dreaded the seemingly endless length, the countless characters, the plots upon plots. Yet as I read the last three volumes I found myself dreading it eventually ending. How does one extricate himself from such an investment? As with World of Warcraft, this world became real to me. Is it possible to walk away, like Rand, and start again?