This post marks a major, major milestone for me and for this blog. This is my 1,000th post!!!
1,000 posts in a little over 8 years -- that's pretty amazing.
Sometimes I find it hard to believe -- that I have been blogging for more than 8 years, that I have written this many posts, that I am still -- at almost 55 years old, 17 years post-stillbirth and more than 14 years post-infertility treatments -- finding things to write about (and in fact, I've written more posts this year than I have since 2008, my first full year of blogging).
Granted, I have gradually started writing about more than just loss & infertility. I also write about the books I've read (whether or not they're ALI-related), current events, things that have been happening in my life (renovations, new appliances, etc.). My blog, my rules, lol.
But the vast majority of my posts (still) have at least some sort of an ALI/childless living angle to them. Which goes to show you coping with grief is a lifelong process, and that the effects of infertility & loss can linger long after the funeral is over and the treatment ends.
But I hope my continued blogging also demonstrates that, even when you walk away from ttc without a baby, it's not the end. It's only just the beginning of something new and different. You can still have a good life, even if it's not the one you thought you'd be leading. And it does get easier in time.
Love & (((hugs))) to all of you who are on this road less travelled with me. You are definitely not alone!