What would you do if life gave you another chance to go back and get it right?
No one needs a mental health day more than forty-four year old Lila Weidner, but when the overworked HR director wakes up in her twenty-three year old body, she’s left wondering what is going on. Where is her life as a successful business woman? Where is her equally successful husband? And how is she going to maneuver through the day in order to stay on the same path she followed over twenty years earlier? Lila soon rediscovers old dreams and old friendships that she left behind and wonders if this is her chance for another shot at a truly fulfilling life. Does she dare to step off her original path and allow yesterday to become her new tomorrow?
Do you ever wonder what you would do if you had a chance to do things over? I know I do. What point in your life would you go back to? Is there a fork in the path where you wish you could go back to? And what would that do to your current life?
I’d love to hear everyone’s comments. What would you do? One lucky commenter will receive a PDF copy of my latest short story Yesterday’s Tomorrow, now available at Still Moments Publishing
I’ll announce the winner tomorrow!!
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I’ve thought of this before, and came to the conclusion–nothing. I’m very happy with where I am in my life right now. Do I have regrets? Sure. But if I changed anything, I wouldn’t be where I am right now, having the life I have. Nope. Wouldn’t change a thing.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.
I hear ya, Callie. I can’t imagine the major aspects of my life, like my family, being changed by making different choices.
Happy Valentines Day to you too!! And thanks for posting!
Congrats on the new release, Ceri! I love your cover! I’ve always thought light houses were magical.
Happy Valentines Day!!! 🙂
Thanks Calisa! I love them too! This is my second cover with a lighthouse. Hopefully one day I’ll have another one. 🙂
Happy Valentines Day!
The story sounds wonderful. I also agree with Calisa about the cover. Gorgeous. And yeah, there’s a turning point in my life I’d change. Had I known it was a turning point at the time. Lol
Oh, so many forks in the road. Whether it be schooling, a place to live, or a relationship, you have to wonder what the slightest change might bring.
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I would go back to when I chose to go to Business School. I’d take literature instead, but at that time, I wanted the big bucks. : )
Schooling would have been my biggest change too, Clara. I would have paid more attention in school and I certainly would have chosen to go to a different college, or not gone to college at all and maybe have gone to a tech school. But who knows what other things that might affect. Who knows what the smallest change might affect.
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I would try my best not to change anything. I have five children that I dearly love and I would not want to do anything to jeopardize them and their existence.
That is the one reason why I wouldn’t change anything. Sure, I’d love to change many things I did, but not it would jeopardize my kids. I would never want to do without them!
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I would definately like a chance to do things a little different. However, I know that can’t be.
I guess maybe it’s for the best that we can’t time travel. 🙂 Thanks for stopping in!
Tough question…there are points in my life I think I’d like to go back to and change my decision…but then that affects where I’m at now..and I like where I am 🙂 For the most part. lol….the only thing I’d change, and especially this week, is my day job. Hahahahahaha! So, like Callie, I think I’d keep things they way they are 🙂
As for your cover…I agree with everyone else. LOVE IT!
I’m all for being able to change the things we want to change and leaving the parts we like alone.
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I have thought about this, too, Ceri. In the end, I wouldn’t change a thing. I have been through some terrible times in my life, but they have made me the strong person that I am today with a tremendous appreciation for the amazing man I’m married to and the fantastic children and grandchildren that bless my days. It’s a great question that makes us all stop and think about what we have or could have had.
That’s awesome, Ginny! Sometimes you have to go through the bad times to truly appreciate the good. Thanks for dropping in and saying hi!
Okay, if I could pick and choose what to change and what to keep the same, I would. Otherwise, I’d leave things as they are. What an interesting question to consider.
LOL I think about this a lot. Kind of like the question what would I do if I won the lottery. Fun to think about but it’s never going to happen! Thanks for stopping in!
I think the “choice” we may think about is really the result of where we are now. The position you’re in today, allows you to look back for a thoughtful estimation of how things might have been different. But the fact is, you’re who you are today because of those years. All the things you treasure today may not have been possible without the path taken in the past. Not to sound over-the-top philosophical, I believe if there is something I really wanted right now, something different from the life I have now, I would go get it … NOW. There’s always a way!
Now that’s the attitude! I love it! But yes, it would be difficult to choose something in the past to change if it meant changing something in the present. I think a person would have to be pretty discontent with their life to want to go back and choose a different path. Thanks for stopping in!