My goals for this season: hmm, what do I want my autumn to look like? I want my fall to be a time of consistency. Growth, and progress, yes, but also a time of consistency. Because I'm honestly doing a good job of keeping up with my short-term, medium-term, and long-term goals right now. All I need to do, really, is keep it up. Mid-October will be a kind of big "deep exhale" moment. That's when I'll have finished my on-campus residency and paid off my fall semester tuition in full. Specifically by October 20, I think.
November and December will be spent studying for my DELF or DALF (I found a placement test that I need to take) more aggressively, as well as picking up the pace in studying for my CFA exam. I've spent a lot of time talking to mentors in the industry, and I have a much clearer understanding of the difference between portfolio management, wealth management, and investment banking. I need to decide exactly where I want to go, what path I want to end up in, etc., and then start pursuing that.