One of the most consistent factors in the attainment of wealth and prosperity in the USA has been our ability to adapt, and quickly. It seems to be missing now. Where did your ancestors come from, and why did they choose Illinois for settlement. There have been many answers, but the only people in this area who seem to continue this search are the military and the employees of companies that serve that support the military.
But therein lies the truth of how to succeed in troubling times. We have to try to step back and think beyond Belleville, St. Clair County, metro-east and Illinois. There is a big world out there.
So, if you’re unchallenged by your job, if it does not give purpose to your life other than supporting your family; if the mornings do not seem exciting by just thinking about what new things are going to happen that day; then you need to look beyond the sunrise and look to the sunset and realize that somewhere out there is a job, a career or a profession looking just for someone like you. A place with better weather, better locations for life and growth and smarter people than you have ever met here. Good Luck. A great life is waiting.
Joseph M. Reichert