Post offer blues and concerns regarding general life satisfaction and goal setting
Accepted an offer in May after spending the previous 6 years focused on getting into a good school and recruiting. I've felt kind of down and lost since accepting since I don't really have any other concrete goals to latch on to other than just maintaining grades.
I started thinking about how I'm not really interested in private equity, so my foreseeable future will just be doing my best to perform well in my job for the sake of itself and no external reason other than bonus/promotion. It's been kind of depressing to think that this is what the rest of my life would be - working long hours while trying to enjoy the fruits of my labor in between.
I suppose this is something that everyone in our modern society has had to contend with at some point, and it's got me reevaluating my values and ideas of what would bring me satisfaction in life. Money no doubt is a part of that, but I'm beginning to realize now that just a successful career alone won't be enough to bring me true life satisfaction. I, particularly the scene where Eric Dale speaks with Will Emerson about the bridge he helped build and how it's saved people countless tangible hours. I dunno, that scene just made me realize that I'm going to one day have to really confront what I want out of this life. It feels even weirder knowing that millions of people before me have felt just how I do now with the exact same thoughts, questions, and worries and that millions of people after me will.
I hope one day I can fully understand my place in the world and what I want out of life.
I'm just curious about other people's thoughts, especially from those who are at actual life crossroads now.