I've been wondering about the future lately... both personally and professionally. Sometimes the way things appear to be and the way things actually are can be unrelated. You often have clues to the coming changes but you either want to ignore them or just not speak of them. Maybe it's just hard to talk about something when you are only dealing with suspicions.... you just don't know the exact facts.
I know of a couple companies that are going through some pretty difficult times right now. Both have given clues that they aren't making the numbers that their investors are looking for and both have recently gone through some pretty serious layoffs and `reorganizations` as people scramble to figure out a way to make money. Both are also giving some pretty strong clues that they will be on the selling block in the near future. I don't want to name names since I don't want to hurt the innocent, but I'm guessing that by the end of the year, time will reveal all. It has been stressful lately because one of these companies I currently work for, and the other is a company that I've very recently considered working for.
Then there is the big unknown that strikes closer to home... Will my wife's cancer come back?