Have you ever wondered what IF/THEN?

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Have you ever wondered, What If? Lord knows I do, probably much more than I should. As I celebrate my #monthofme and embark on a new year, I have definitely asked myself “what if” many times.

What if I had attended a different university? What if I had pursued a different major? What if I had been more studious?  What if I had moved abroad when I thought about it for the 100th time in 2008? What if I had moved abroad when I thought about it at the beginning of this year? What if I had married a man I know loved me when he expressed his interest? What if I hadn’t bought that great investment property while in college that later foreclosed? What if I had started my food blog 10 years ago? What if I were not such a procrastinator? What if I believed all of my dreams were really possible?

I am certain that although your list may not look exactly like mine, you too wonder what your life might look like if that one thing had happened differently.

Well this is exactly what the Broadway Musical If/Then is all about.This musical tells the story of Elizabeth, a city planner who moved back to New York to restart her life in the city of infinite possibilities. She is a bit of an over thinker like me and the musical shows what happens when her best laid plans collide with fate. In the musical you are able to see the two parallel paths of Elizabeth’s life as she follows her plans for career advancement and the other as she gives in to fate.

This musical If/Then is full of highs and lows, laughter and personal reflection. I could not help but to find several points where I could totally relate to Elizabeth. She struggles with her desire to live life freely while still being the accomplished career woman she envisioned. She feels the time is getting away from her and she doesn’t want to have regrets about what could have been? 

In the end, what I know for sure is that I cannot redo the past. Therefore it’s important that I live in the present with no regrets moving forward. Somehow I have to believe that all of the pieces will fall in place as they should (or at least that’s what I tell myself to give myself a sense of peace). There will always be what could have beens but what I find is truly important as I get older is enjoying the what is!

Now I am a true fan of musicals and would see a Broadway show daily if I could, but this show is not just for the folks like me who have desires to break out in song at any minute. This show is one that everyone will enjoy because everyone can relate to wondering what if?

 

If Then at the Straz

 

I am so glad that I was able to attend this show thanks to my membership in Tampa Bay Bloggers and their partnership with The Straz Center. My tickets were complimentary but I would totally pay for this show. If/Then is showing until May 22 and this is not something you should ponder because you will be kicking yourself later wondering, what if?

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22 Comments

    • Tia
      May 23, 2016 / 2:14 PM

      Yes I did! I am so glad you enjoyed the show as well.

  1. May 19, 2016 / 5:19 PM

    Great summary Tia! Many will be able to identify with the main character of the show. Because we all try to make plans for what we think is best but often resist the opportunities fate brings us. And when things don’t do well we play the If/Then game Byron Katie always says that you can be sure the your life was suppose to happen the way it did because IT HAPPENED! Many thanks again Tia for inviting me to see this outstanding show. 🙂

    • Tia
      May 23, 2016 / 2:14 PM

      It was my pleasure, I am so glad you were able to join me. I am looking forward to catching more shows with you in the future.

  2. May 20, 2016 / 7:49 AM

    Great summary and definitely made me think more about the importance of living for today with no regrets

    • Tia
      May 23, 2016 / 2:14 PM

      Glad I could help you reflect, I am constantly reminding myself.

  3. May 21, 2016 / 2:39 PM

    Great summation, Tia. I used to think “what if” many times in the past but I’m trying to live my life with no regrets. 🙂

    • Tia
      May 23, 2016 / 2:13 PM

      Yes, me too!

  4. May 21, 2016 / 9:09 PM

    Everyday I reminder myself to live with no regrets. I certainly have what if moments in my life. I realize that if you change one thing you change everything.

    • Tia
      May 23, 2016 / 2:12 PM

      So true and while there are some things I would love to change there are others I wouldn’t trade for the world. Guess you have to take the good with the bad and just enjoy every moment.

  5. May 23, 2016 / 7:45 AM

    I’ve always have a motto to live your life to the fullest and I’ve been doing this every since I started my blog 5 years ago and moved from Houston Texas to Atlanta!

    • Tia
      May 23, 2016 / 2:11 PM

      Yes! I am so focused on doing that myself. I look forward to following your journey on your blog.

  6. May 23, 2016 / 9:22 AM

    Thanks for sharing! Sometimes my life seems like a giant what if! I’m sure this broadway would have created some serious inner dialogue. What better to think about your life then through song and dance!

    • Tia
      May 23, 2016 / 2:10 PM

      Yes, it was awesome and I love a good ol’ musical.

  7. May 23, 2016 / 11:39 AM

    I have done a what if then before, but then I go I wouldn’t be who I am today if I hadn’t done and gone threw what I have. I like me so 🙂

    • Tia
      May 23, 2016 / 2:10 PM

      Yes! That’s the rub isn’t it, if anything changed we wouldn’t be who we are today. I like you too so I am glad you are you.

  8. May 23, 2016 / 12:39 PM

    We all have those what if moments. This sounds like a great show that can resonate with many.

    • Tia
      May 23, 2016 / 2:09 PM

      It really is, everyone left with a different point of reflection from the show.

  9. May 23, 2016 / 6:26 PM

    Sounds like a great show, that we can all somewhat relate to, I definitely have had that question in the past. Cute picture as well!

  10. May 23, 2016 / 10:41 PM

    As one who lives her life like an episode of Glee, I too live musicals and will have to add this one to my list of must see shows!

  11. May 25, 2016 / 6:33 AM

    This sounds like a great show! I love musicals. I used to live with what ifs, but I found that when I did, I couldn’t live my current life to the fullest!

  12. June 10, 2016 / 4:30 PM

    Sounds like a great show. I’m not the biggest musical fan but the story sounds intriguing.

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