In the blink of an eye, your whole life can change. This can be for the good or the bad, and sometimes you may not realize right away which one it is.

It isn’t always cut and dried… sometimes what can seem in the beginning like the best thing that ever happened to you and all your dreams are coming true only to find out as time goes on that perhaps it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. Sometimes what can seem at the moment to be absolutely devastating news turns out to be a blessing in disguise.

Now that I’ve employed a ton of clichés, I will provide an example of the latter.

I worked for a company for about ten years off and on and in practically every department. My performance reviews were excellent and I enjoyed what I was doing. I wasn’t earning a ton of money, but did manage to purchase a larger home for my family. A few weeks later, I got a phone call in the middle of one afternoon that changed everything. I was told there was no need for me to come to work that night because the business was closing, effective immediately.

Blink. I enrolled in college.

Okay, that last part didn’t happen quite so quickly, but it was a direct result of the first part and something that I wouldn’t have had the resources to do without the particular circumstances of the company’s closure.

Blink. What’s next? Blink again.


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