Hello fellow Monkeys. I know I don't really post here, but I've been a long-time lurker.
I always thought I wanted to be an investment banker and so did everything I could to get there, but I never listened to my heart.
I'm not cut out for investment banking. I should have been honest with myself from the start. I have nothing but respect for you all, but it just isn't for me. I have no compelling story, no impressive credentials, no starpower - just a naive dream and a hunger to prove myself.
I made this post because I wanted to thank you all. This community is wonderfully supportive and without it I'd still be sending two-page resumes and using my mouse. I would be nothing.
I wish each and every one of you the best of luck in your future endeavours. Even though I failed in my attempt to become an investment banker, I do not feel like a failure. There's lots of wonderful opportunities for me to pursue in my life and I'm grateful for every single one of them. Plus in the networking process I made lots of amazing new friends who have been nothing but uplifting and encouraging, going out of their way to help me.
Once again, thank you all. This community has helped me beyond words, even though I was just a lurker.
I'm pursuing a career that isn't remotely finance related so I won't really have much of a reason to lurk here anymore, but I'll still pop by every now and again and smile remembering my days of learning what a DCF is and how to calculate EBITDA.