I had so many big plans for these first two months of the year. I have to come to terms with the fact that most of them probably are not happening anymore, or not happening right now. French certification, June CFA, and the Yosemite half marathon stand out as some of the big ones. A big theme for the year so far, throughout, has been flexibility, and as long as I continue to be flexible, I should be well-off.
Career-wise, I'll need to sit down at some point and really evaluate some of the options that are available to me. On the one hand, I just learned that I've received some restricted stock units that will vest in February 2020. It would be interesting to stay with the company for two more years and receive my shares and also receive another year of tuition reimbursement. I would not want to stay in Wells Fargo as a personal banker though. I need to make some decisive and effective transitions within the company over the next two years, or else I may be stuck in retail banking for the rest of my life. On the other hand, maybe the right thing to do is to leave Wells Fargo. Spring 2019, which suddenly feels really close, will be a really poignant window of opportunity in my life where I might be able to get a lot of really special job offers. It's hard for me to really wrap my head around that path. I've learned a lot, over the past six months, about the internal job search process at Wells Fargo. I don't know as much about the job search and the job options that are available outside of this company. Hopefully during the second quarter I'll learn more about my options and get some clarity about the right path to take going forward, as I prepare for graduation.
My time in Park City may or may not be fated to end. I'm settling into a point of comfort where I feel like I really belong here and it feels like home. I certainly value the friendships I've made here and the people I've met. Something I've learned over the winter is that I do have a purpose and a destiny and that it takes a little patience to let life's events unfold, so that destiny can reveal itself. I don't know exactly where I'm meant to be in life, but God knows, and it's exciting to know that one day soon-ish, I will know too.