Can’t believe it’s over
Secured a 2022 SA offer to alast week with a group I really like and can't believe the nightmares finally over.
I come from a lower middle class background, with abusive parents who had a slew of problems. Got a full ride to a nontarget school, joined all the right clubs, got a 4.0, and good internships for Freshman and sophomore year.
Like many people, 2020 was the worst year of my life. COVID-19 killed my grandma, one of my best friends died from cancer, my girlfriend of two years left me, I injured my ankle very badly and couldn't walk, I struggled with some terrible months of isolation at home with my parents. It was very depressing and stressful and some of the darkest months of my life. I felt completely isolated and unloved by everyone.
Even when things were looking bleak, I kept pushing through, studied my technicals, networked, and worked my ass off. I got in the best shape of my life physically and also worked out all of my issues at therapy. And I hated recruiting so much, it was miserable and kind of ruined my life honestly. But like all things in life, it ends.
Now, the summer weather is very nice, the nightmare of COVID-19 is finally over, the crypto I bought last April is six figures now (I had $50 to my name three years ago), and I'm enjoying my cushy WFH internship making four times as much as what I made working in shitty food service jobs in the comfort of my air conditioned apartment. And I got an IB offer! I'm honestly shocked and amazed that things finally turned around in my life, after so many things just going terribly wrong and experiencing terrible pain and suffering every day this just feels surreal. And yes, I know IB is a very hard challenge too, but at least you get paid well and have good exit ops.
If you're struggling with depression or mental health, talk to a therapist or a friend or family member that can help. For those out there grinding, keep at it, don't give up! I know that this is an extremely stressful and terrible time for everyone recruiting out there, but I promise you things will get better and you will find your path in life. We're all going to make it, don't give up and don't let the darkness win.