Life has a way of throwing surprises at you when you least expect them. Looking back a year from now, actually even just a few months from now, I wouldn’t have ever dreamed to be where I am today. Heartbreak is one of the worst types of pain a person will endure, especially if that person is a hopeless romantic like myself. If you had asked me a few months ago, I thought I had found the man of my dreams and the person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. Like I said before, life has a way of throwing surprises at you. Just because I felt that way about him didn’t mean that he felt the same way towards me. No matter how much you love and care about someone, the feelings have to be mutual in order for relationships to last. In 2013 I experienced what it truly felt like to be let down and have my heart broken, which is something that I will always be grateful for. Heartbreak has a way of changing a person, forever. In the past few months this pain has helped me grow as a person and really search the depths of myself and what I’m capable of. Although I’m not hurting anymore, an experiencing like this is one that can never be forgotten but for good reasons. Sometimes as much pain life can bring, we have to take the good with the bad. How could we ever truly be thankful for the good if we didn’t know what pain felt like? Life can be so unexpected and catch us off guard but there’s always beauty in the breakdown. I’ll never stop believing that everything happens for a reason. We might not understand the reasoning being everything while it is happening, sometimes it takes a little time. Beauty can always be found in even in the darkest places if we just take the time to open our eyes and see. Just because something may not go your way doesn’t mean that you should give up hope. Just because one door closes does not mean that there isn’t something even more amazing out there searching for someone just like you. In due time, we end up right where we are supposed to be.