Awesome!! I'm really happy for you.
I've wondered that too, about myself -- you might know that I was unemployed for about 6 months. I didn't talk about it TOO much on here, but it was really bugging me. I'm employed now (though I'd still like to improve my income) and I feel like things are looking better overall, but SO much happened during those 6 months, internally -- it makes me wonder if I needed it in order to sort of figure everything out. I think life does that to you sometimes.