This is my 700th post on
No Kidding in NZ, and only a few weeks shy of my ten year anniversary here. I
started blogging when I had already come to terms with my No Kidding situation.
It had been seven years since the day all avenues were closed to me. Those
seven years saw me grieve, saw me question myself and my value, and saw me grapple
with a lot of issues about myself and my place in society. But they also saw me
embrace my lifestyle without children, expand into new career ventures, develop
new coping skills, and finally feel a contentment that I’d been looking for over
I wasn’t grieving any longer. I
felt acceptance and clarity. But I felt alone too, in my post-grieving No
Kidding world, and wanted a community that would understand. And I felt I had
been through a lot, and through my volunteer work on a pregnancy loss
messageboard, knew that my experience could help others, and I didn’t want to
keep those hard-won lessons to myself.
And here I am 700 posts later, and ten
years later. The blog is part of me now. I’m sure some people wonder why I
still blog on this topic. Do I still have things to say? Most weeks. Though I
struggle from time to time! Do I still find comfort knowing that there are
people who get it, who get me? Yes, definitely. Do I know that I still help
people from time to time? Yes. Every so often there is a comment or email that
makes it so very worthwhile. So am I sticking around? Yes, for a while at least!
Thanks for sticking around with me.