I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this.

Harry Dunne, Dumb and Dumber

I was thinking the same thing. That John Denver’s full of shit, man.

Lloyd Christmas, Dumb and Dumber

My name is Annie.  I’m a writer, after dark jogger and servant to small, furry creatures. After spending my entire adulthood in pursuit of motherhood, I finally came to the devastating realisation, about 4 years ago at the age of 42, that I was never going to be a mum.  The journey from that realisation and the utter grief and desolation I felt then to today, where I feel much more balanced although still overwhelmed with sadness sometimes, has been rockier than…well…something or somewhere that’s very, very rocky indeed. At times I thought I’d never come out the other side, but I’m still here and still smiling and on the (rocky) road to being happy again.

If you’re in the place where I was 4 years ago, you’re probably thinking you’ll never come through it, but I promise that you will. It might take some time, and it might be a bit of a timey-wimey, twisty-turny, turvy-topsy journey, but you will get there.

Please check out the resources tab, where I’ve listed some places you can visit for help and support. In the meantime, here’s a pic of some Rocky Road ice-cream. Just because.