No offense to anyone on this board who loves their job, I truly envy you. But I think I've finally reached the point where I'm over not only the job but the entire IB --> buyside career track. I've been hanging on for the promise of the next job, and have come around to the realization that I don't really want the next job, and there's no reason for me to be sacrificing my health/life and working 16 hour days on something i'm not passionate about, for something I don't even truly want.
I want out, but honestly don't have a clue what else to do. I wish I could say that I had a strong passion to follow, but I'll just be honest and say that I don't. Obviously I have pipe dreams of moving to the virgin islands and scooping ice cream, but it's not realistic to think that would actually make me happy in the long run.
I'm not asking for the magic solution or anything, but I'd be interested to hear if anyone else has gone through this, or is going through this, and how they've handled it.