When I started this blog, I made the following commitment:
“I have imposed deadline on myself of 6 months (end April 2007). If I fail to recoup my original balance by the end of this time I will resign to the world of grey suits.”
Well, here we are, in April, and I am a long way off my break-even target of £18,000. I am in an unexpected place, however, because I expected either to have gone to ruin due to reckless risk taking, or to have succeeded in my goal. Instead, I am somewhere in the middle. At present, I feel I am on the right course in terms of my trading edge and the improvements on the behavioural side, but I do not think it is wise to continue to try and grind out a living with inadequate capital. Also, after two years of full-time trading, I am starting to feel as if the world is passing me by.
I have already sent my resume out to a couple of employers, but it will probably be sometime before I find someone willing to take me on, because I will be seeking to start afresh in a new industry. I’m also working on a few projects of my own, which may or not come to fruition, but it’s all change and progress for the good.
I’m taking a break from trading next week, but after that I’ll continue trading to the end of April, and maybe beyond, and I’ll keep blogging about my journey, wherever it may take me.