I agree with Balbrae. I'm at my dream organization now... after losing the dream position I had applied to, to an internal candidate.
Very few people at this organization have permanent positions; mine expires early next year and when I found out that the contract was going to be short, I was bummed out. I thought, "Damn, I got everything I asked for in this job, and clearly I forgot to ask for long-term security. The Universe is so literal!" Two people in my small unit have these permanent positions, and I was envious of them for a while, until I realized that their situation is so admired and sought-after, that they are effectively stuck at this organization for the NEXT 30 YEARS.
I, on the other hand, am being paid good money to train myself and work with great people on fun projects. Soon (maybe not as soon as I think!) I'll be free to take all of this great experience and my newly-impressive resume to a new work situation. It's all working out!