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?
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?