I came away from the movie feeling like art was doing an incredibly realistic imitation of life. And while I used to think the only thing Jennifer Lopez and I had in common was an ample derriere, I felt like Jennifer’s character Zoe was a lot like me and my clients. Like me and my clients, Zoe has given up on love. And like me and my clients, Zoe is choosing to reinvent herself and her life rather than hunker down and wallow. And like me and my clients, Zoe finds love when she least expects it. Tired of playing by other people’s rules, Zoe has left Corporate America to launch her own passion project, running a high end pet boutique. And tired of waiting for Prince Charming to magically show up on her door step (And let’s face it. If he did, she’d think he was a stalker, call 9-1-1, and have him arrested!), Zoe decides she doesn’t need to have the traditional happily ever after journey. Taking matters into her own hands, Zoe gets pregnant after being artificially inseminated.
Enter Prince Charming.
While their happily ever after journey encounters a few speed bumps along the way (and who’s doesn’t?), Zoe and Mr. Right discover what I discovered when I met my husband and what my clients regularly discover…
When you create a life you love, you make room for the love of your life. What comes next is truly spectacular: Love, opportunities, happiness—and not necessarily in that order. How Can I Tell If He Really Loves Me?
It’s been said before that life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. In my experience, life AND love is what happens when you implement your Backup Plan.