Kimberly McCullough
Kimberly McCullough opens up about her recent miscarriage. Pictured: McCullough attends a "General Hospital" event at The Paley Center for Media on April 12, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. Getty

Kimberly McCullough started the new year by giving fans a very intimate look at her life. She wrote a blog post that detailed the ups and downs of her year and revealed that she’d been facing some serious issues off screen.

The “General Hospital” actress explained that one of her happiest days came while she was directing an episode of “Pretty Little Liars.” She had recently learned she was pregnant and then received even more exciting news. “The nurse came on the phone and to my surprise, told me I was having a girl,” McCullough wrote. “That was probably the best day of my life thus far, the one I will remember as ‘having it all.’ It was the night before my first day of shooting. I was prepared. I was fulfilled.”

Unfortunately, several weeks later, she learned that she had a miscarriage. “My heart was so full and then it broke,” McCullough explained. “I had lost my baby girl. It was too much. I didn’t need to learn this lesson. I wasn’t interested. But I wasn’t in control. These things happen and no, I don’t believe they happen ‘for a reason.’ I’m still processing, still healing, but anyone who has gone through it knows, losing a baby at 22 weeks is tragic. One thing I am proud of, however, was that I allowed myself to be happy and to relish the moment. I sat in all that goodness and I can recall those feelings (when I’m having different ones) and hope that it can be like that again.”

McCullough, 37, also revealed that her dog had died, and she learned that she has an arachnoid cyst in her brain. Still, her year wasn’t full of bad memories. She rescued a new dog; she stepped behind the camera for “PLL” and a pilot called “Hey Day,” which stars several “GH” alums, including Finola Hughes. She also noted how proud she was of her work on “General Hospital.” The actress has been playing Robin Scorpio since 1985 (though she has taken several hiatuses).

“I also got to spend time with my ‘General Hospital’ family and see my good friend Jason Thompson off, hopefully to greener pastures,” she added. “I’m really proud of the work we did, not just this go around but over the last 10 years. I made a great friend (JT), I gained a TV Daughter (the most precious soul on the planet) and got to tell an important and at times, really fun story. Not to go total Oprah on you, but at the end of this year and the beginning of the next, I am grateful for it all. Tired. But grateful.”

It seems fans have shown their support for McCullough since she posted the blog. She thanked her Twitter followers for their kind messages online Sunday.

The actress is planning even more fun projects for the future. She wrote on Instagram that she is making a movie, but no further details have been announced.