I think of that line from a Stone's song, "...You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need."

Looks like I'll be going back to work for an insurance company. I had been working in the insurance industry up until 01/08 when my father and I sold his agency. When the papers were signed, I thought, finally, free at last.

One problem, the plans I had made leading up to that point, running my own realestate investment business, had come to a screaching halt.

I looked at returning to school, but the cost and the time needed to do the things I am interested in were just too much.

So here I am, it appears I'll have what I need but not what I want. It is bitter sweet. One the one hand, I am truly grateful (i.e. I have the means to support my family and provide much needed health benefits) and yet there is a real disappointment.

My father would always say "It is what it is."

My attitude is take what I need now, and start work on a new plan for the future.