Life Goes On By Rayanne Thorn on September 12, 2011 / Life I flew yesterday…, and all was well. I thanked the personnel who helped me through security and I let them know -without fear- that I was glad they were there to provide me with the service of keeping all flights safe. I am attending a conference for Healthcare Human Resources in Phoenix- The ASHHRA Conference. In an attempt to fully understand and gain a grasp how this conference might benefit my business, I have walked the aisles, speaking with vendors that support the Healthcare HR Industry. There are good things to learn, as we want to benefit clients, as well as make sure we are presenting ourselves in areas that will most benefit from what my company offers. Years ago, I used to work for a healthcare-specific search firm as an executive recruiter – it is where I cut my teeth in recruiting, in human resources. It was strange to be back at a conference that felt like “home”. BUT, interestingly enough, so much has changed in the recruiting industry over the last five years, that it was, indeed, a strange homecoming. I know that I will forever be connected to healthcare human resources. I left the industry abruptly, which - of course – adds to the tie, as well as the strangeness. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run into a former boss? Someone you never expected to see, ever again? Well, I NEVER wondered about that – because I never expected it to happen. Yesterday, I saw my former boss, of five years ago. His company was exhibiting at the conference I was scoping out, I didn’t know for sure they would be, but they were. And when I recognized him from afar, I smiled- nothing. I waved – nothing. Life changes. Life goes on and thank God for that. Sometimes, we are faced with “what if’s” and “could of been’s” – it is when we see clearly, when we know the choices that were initially painful to make, when we see them through the lenses of today, that we know the choices we made were the right ones. They are not necessarily pain-free, but they are right, correct, the best, the way it should be. I am happy where I am now. I love my job and I am thrilled to be working with a company and multiple partners that embrace technology and what lies ahead. So it goes and so it is that life goes on. Change is inevitable and usually for the better. Rayanne Thorn, @ray_anne is the Marketing Director for the online recruiting software company, Broadbean Technology. She is also a proud mother of four residing in Laguna Beach, California, and a contributor for Blogging4Jobs. Connect with her on LinkedIn.