Sunday, December 16, 2007

Life in Bullets - A lot of firsts

"The intellect should be the servant of the heart, but not its slave" - Comte

A lot has happened over the last few months:

- I've worked as an investment banker for nearly 6 months

- I've fallen for Jess. We're currently planning on starting two business together. One has to do with art, and the other finance. I have a third in mine with regard to charity.

- I've realized that I want to become the investment banking client more than I want to be the investment banker. (I want to own the company, not work for it. I need to take risks and seed any entrepreneurial ideas I can be part of.)

- A part of me still loves Delilah. I think about her daily and the random adventures we had. I never thanked her for making such a monumental impact on my life. It isn't really fair to her that while she's the one who changed me so significantly since college, she doesn't get to see it, and I'm very sorry that she can't. I'm sorry for how everything turned out, and I miss her.

- I just got back from my first business trip to Colorado.

- I ordered room service for the first time. (Chocolate cake and ice cream)

- I gave a tour of an $8 million dollar mansion in Beverly Hills.

- I missed my first holiday party.

- I got my first moving violation.

- I drove in snow for the first time.

- I've been a lousy friend to Mike and Heather. I haven't spoken to my extended family for over 2 months. I miss my family and friends.

- I missed my first wedding.

- I was a pallbearer at my first funeral. (Same day as the wedding)

- I worked on Yom Kippur.

- I worked on Thanksgiving.

- I failed the CFA for a second time. (Probably)

- I made my first financial model.

- I wrote my first stock research report (still in progress)

- I channel surfed for the first time in 6 months last week.

- "More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly." - Woody Allen

- I've never been more optimistic about people and the unexpected gifts in life. Thank you for being one of them.

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