I woke up feeling really crappy this morning.
I’m sneezing. I’m coughing. My throat hurty. It feels like there is a monster in my body. I can’t breathe. When I do get air to filtrate through my nose, giant snot bubbles blow out of my nose.
When I felt it coming on a few days ago, I convinced myself it was allergies. Now, I’m fairly sure that sickness is upon me.
Which is a giant blow to my good streak of positive attitude and energy. I’m trying my best to believe that things were going so well this week that life decided to throw me a challenge to see how I could handle it, and I’m determined to meet it head on.
So enough complaining and on to the good stuff, because there is still plenty of that to focus on.
One of my new-found goals is to take advantage of fun activities.
Too often, I find myself turning down invitations and saying no to events that I know I would enjoy-but feel too overwhelmed by the getting there and the parking and the planning to make commitments.
When I got an invite to attend a Jersey Boys press night at Bass Hall, I’ll be honest-my first inclination was to decline. I didn’t know anything about the musical and I didn’t know if I could find anyone who wanted to go with me.
Over the next few things I kept hearing people praise the musical. My coworkers, Dale and Bob raved about how it was the best musical they’ve seen, and I can’t help but value their opinions. I also took the time to learn a little more about the show.
When I realized it was based on the life of Frankie Valli, who I knew little about personally, but learned that I knew A LOT of his songs, I made the commitment to go.
I’m so glad I did.
It turned out it wasn’t difficult to find someone who wanted to go with me, because apparently, I had been living under a rock and the show had quite a following.
It was honestly one of the most entertaining, high energy shows I’ve seen in a long time. I knew nearly every song and had a smile on my face and a bounce in my knees for the entire run.
The show follows the story of The Four Seasons- how four boys from Jersey rose from life of hardship to international success. The themes ranged from love and loss to friendship and betrayal. It takes you on an emotional roller coaster where the highs make it really difficult not to squeal with joy.
If you get a chance to check it out, you should definitely do so. The show runs tonight through Sunday here in Austin at the Bass Hall, and I really hope you go so I can have someone to talk to this about!
Tickets are available by visiting the Texas Performing Arts website.