"The best journeys are not always in straight lines."
One thing I know is true... despite whatever plans I make, they may not turn out as I'd planned. This truth doesn't stop me from planning. But it does provide me the gift of knowing that when a turn, a road block, or a rock is thrown in my path, it's there for a reason.
Perhaps I have something to learn, an experience I need to embrace, or simply my plan wasn't ready for the world, yet. My career has been anything but a straight line. I've been furloughed, cutback, bankrupt, bumped, and shutdown, but with each experience I have learned something.
If you asked me what I value in life, I would say learning, growth, and experience. Despite what I thought at the time of my career path, I got exactly what I desired. Everything you desire will come to you with time, too, if you don't give up and are able to flow with the curves life throws your way. Accept, and keep going.
How straight has your journey been?
Enjoy the Journey!