Georgetown semester is going well, and the first class is over halfway over. Last night's class was our introduction to portfolio management theory. I seem to have sort of an intuitive talent when it comes to portfolio theory and that's gonna be something important for my to consider as I decide between a future in investment banking versus investment management. We are about two weeks away from the final, and I'm hoping to start studying in earnest today after Polo.
I'm thinking earnestly about what my next career step should be. There's an opportunity on the horizon with T. Rowe Price that would involve me moving back to Maryland if it happened. The idea of working at TRP excites me, although packing up and moving ship back to Maryland does not seem that alluring. My entire adult life has taken place in Utah, and it's hard to leave everything I've established here. My quality of life in Park City is actually so high, in so many ways, when I sit down and think about it. I just need to give it some time, be open-minded, and think, you know? I'm sure the way I see the world in two weeks will be a little different from how I see the world today. In a good way. Always change for the better.
I'm doing a whole lot better just in general with therapy, and self-image, self-esteem, confidence, etc. One thing that I make sure I do is to not feel guilty just for the fact of having considered Maryland. Whatever I decide, October will be about my final exam, my visit to Georgetown, and paying off the last bit of my fall semester tuition. November in Utah would be about getting back into a more normal swing of things, financially, and preparing even more for the CFA, the DELF, and maybe this half-marathon if I do it. These things are really important to me, and I hope I would be able to sustain them in my new life on the East, if I choose that. November in Maryland would be about taking a measured risk and maybe making some big sacrifices for the sake of positioning myself in what could be a better long-term career track for me. These would be big, big sacrifices, but what would be the payoff and reward? Maybe my decision will be easier if I try and map out what life in Utah would look like over the next few months and what the alternative in Maryland would be.