Do you ever wonder what life would be like if....
you'd taken that job opportunity that you were afraid to pursue?
you'd moved rather than stayed?
you'd had a child then rather than waiting until the money was there?
you'd stepped out in faith a little sooner?
you'd shared a little more of who you were or what you have?
you'd said you were sorry one more time?
Lately I've been thinking a lot about 'if only' and how those two little words can keep us frozen in place, afraid to move forward, afraid to look back. In my April release, Lakeview Protector, the heroine often wonders....what if...what if...what if. That question haunts her as she tries to move forward and live life in the wake of a horrible tragedy.
As I wrote the book, I found myself caught up in her struggle and wondering how a person could live with a descion that seemed to have completely altered her life. How do you go on when you feel one choice, one moment might have created a different outcome? A better one?
Of course, life is about moving forward and accepting that the past is just that - past. Still, do you ever wonder?