My name is Anna and I have been married to my gorgeous husband for over 2 years. I live in Hamilton, New Zealand, a truly beautiful country. I’m a sister, a daughter, an in-law, a wife, a Christian, a teacher and a bit of mess. It’s okay, really.

Because after all, isn’t everyone working through their own mess one day at a time?

In 2012, after a series of tests, I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (herein referred to as pcos… and sometimes by some other choice variations that require symbols). It was a complete shock. But it also explained a few things. (I’ll share more about this later).

I’ve always found writing to be an outlet for me, an expression of who I was and how I was feeling. But for a long time I had stopped. After my shock diagnosis and the subsequent emotional rollercoaster I got back into writing. Recently I was inspired to put my story and my journey onto the internet to hopefully encourage others and maybe affirm someone that they are not alone in what they are thinking and feeling.

I have called this blog Occupation Hope and I love the meaning of it, check it out:

occupation[ ok-yuh-pey-shuhn ]
1. a person’s usual or principal work or business, especially as a means of earning a living; vocation: Her occupation was dentistry.
2. any activity in which a person is engaged.
3. possession, settlement, or use of land or property.


hope[ hohp ]
1. the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best: to give up hope.
2. a particular instance of this feeling: the hope of winning.
3. grounds for this feeling in a particular instance: There is little or no hope of his recovery.

I believe I have been called to be a hope spreader, a truth teller and an encourager (among so many other things).

I am oh so aware that words are important, they carry weight. They bring life or death, hope or despair to a situation. I hope that my words, my situations will ignite hope within you and your situation and that you will realise that you are not alone. And so I will keep writing my life out here, the words and truths I am seeking to live by in this wondrously messy, everyday, holy life.

So this is my blog about infertility, hope, my life in general and my christian journey. Come on the journey with me!


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