As I talked about in an earlier post, everything happens for a reason... the problem is that you may not know the reason for quite a long time!
I have always found that everything that has ever happened, whether it seemed good or bad at the time, ended up ultimately revealing why it happened and it WAS for a good reason.
About 18 years ago, I was offered to relocate my job from my home town, Pittsburgh, PA. to Philadelphia, PA for more money and probably better career choices for the future. I eventually decided to stay where I was and not move, primarily due to remaining near my family because of my children. Although those following years resulted in an eventual divorce that occurred because my marriage was not really a good one, I ended up meeting and marrying the best person and friend I have ever known! I would have never met my current her and had the wonderful life I have, if I had moved all those years ago! So it took a long time, but I finally saw the reason why I didn't move.
I have had many of those types of occurrences in my life and am going through what will probably be the next BIG change in my life. The company where I have worked for 22 years is outsourcing the area of IT (Information Technology) that I work in and I may be permanently laid off in the next few months.
They gave us the opportunity to bid for some new job roles but only about 6 jobs will be available for 12 people. I have made it through a couple of these times before but I may not make it this time.
I am looking at this as an opportunity. I may get the job that I placed a bid for and that will be a new opportunity. I may get the company package, which at my age of 56, is a nice package that will give me some time to do something as my career that I am passionate about. Either way, this will work out. I have every faith that I will be happier and more successful in this next phase of my life!