Becoming a better conversationalist in IB
After working in IB as an analyst for over two years, I've noticed that I have far fewer interests, experiences and conversation topics to talk about, both at work and with friends. I wouldn't consider myself to be a shy person and growing up I often had a lot of opinions, knowledge or fun experiences to share with my friends and people around me. But now I usually just talk about work, finance, investing or my weekend, and I know it sounds dull but that's what I spend most of my week doing. I also have less time to spend on learning or experiencing stuff outside of finance than my friends who work in other industries, who probably now find me to be kind of boring. I just find I'm just repeating myself and talking about the same few topics with different people and sometimes even the same people every weekend.
Given that I'm working all the time, I don't know what to talk about anymore and I feel odd even writing about this because I would've never imagined myself wondering about this even a couple of years ago. I just feel like a dulled out version of myself from when I was younger. Does anyone else feel similar or have any advice to have more interesting conversations?