How A Breakup Turned My Life Around

How A Breakup Turned My Life Around
If the post-Valentine's Day "I'm single" blues have you feeling kind of down, or if you're simply not where you want to be, please continue reading.
Four years ago, on Valentine's Day, I called off my one-year engagement to a great guy I had dated on and off. I remember that morning as one of the "Aha! moments" of my life—a moment where I got honest with myself & realized that even though this guy was great, he was not great for me, and we were definitely not great together. 
Going through the saddest, messiest breakup in the history of my life during Valentine's Day was très depressing. I remember wanting to choke cupid as I scrolled through everyone's pictures of red roses, chocolates, romantic trips, and thoughtful surprises. Picture this: I went from wedding bells ringing to moving out and moving on. My life felt like it had flipped upside down. It was hands down, the worst Valentine's Day ever.
A few days later, after that traumatizing experience, I received an unexpected phone call from a fun, handsome guy I had dated precisely a year ago during one of the "off" times of my previous relationship. 
He had "heard" about what happened and was wondering if I was okay. We got to texting and talking, and the more we got to know one another, the more I realized I had a lot of cleaning up to do before I could even entertain the idea of a new relationship. I also learned that he was in a sticky romantic situation himself…so I decided to take a step back, focus on myself, and leave the rest in the Universe's hands.
Months went by, and this guy reappeared. This time with a relentless "she's not getting away this time" attitude, which I was totally into. 
At that point, I had gone through SO much pain, I wasn't playing games with anybody. I had worked hard to significantly heal myself, and I didn't want to get hurt again. One thing led to another, and we began to talk, which turned to numerous dates, and the next thing I knew, we were engaged! Today that "fun, handsome guy" is the love of my life, my husband, and my baby daddy. 
This story is not about the "happily ever after." It's about changing our perspective on the things and situations that happen in our lives. This story is about trusting that the Universe is carrying you to the place you need to get to and that sometimes all we have to do is surrender to its power by loving ourselves first. Cliché, but in my case, a true story. 
Sending love & sweetness your way,
Gigi & The De La Heart Team

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