THE POST THAT ATE TOKYO
Summary: TL;DR. Read only if extremely bored.
I started writing this to explain what I’m doing to an imaginary friend. I’ve always found this to be a good way to settle and define what it is I actually believe or what I’m actually doing. But what the hell, there have been a few similar posts lately, so I’ve tidied it up a bit to post here. Still a blurge, though. Sorry.
So here’s what I’m thinking about while getting started – until now I’ve only been pissing about at the edges, but I’ve seen enough to make me want to put some serious effort in. Maybe new folk haven’t thought of some of this, and it’ll help them. Maybe old folk will see something I haven’t thought of, and will help me. Everyone else may be entertained by my flailing about. Sorry this is long. I suck at Concise.
The 1st of February is the day I get serious – the kids go to full time childcare, and I’m a shift worker, so I’ll have about half my weekdays uninterrupted, in addition to whatever evenings I can scrape up. Call it 18 hours a week. I get a couple of hours most days at work to read if nothing is happening, so that’s another 6-or-so hours of study. I’ll have a couple of periods of leave toward the end to properly test expected income on a full time commitment.
I’ll update this thread, but it’ll be slow. My plan is to have myself trading profitably in a year, and look at quitting my salaried job by Feb 2012. That’s two years exactly, though I’ll be taking leave-on-half-pay for as long as I can after that to supplement my early income, and I can always continue where I am if I make a hash of it. Feb 2012 is when my eldest boy goes into school, and I’d like to be in a position to be home when he is (so looking at trading times in the morning – early afternoon our time, and / or perhaps the evening (London open?) or wee-hours (NY open?)).
(brb: dear god I write a lot of words...)