I left my last job as a consultant at the end of 2017. At that point, I had been consistently earning more from options trading than my salary. I figured, if I stayed on in the job, I might be able to grow my income stream at most 5% a year, whereas if I went full time into options trading, I could look for an income growth that was multiples of that.
The bad news is, the US market in 2018 performed far worse than either of the previous 2 years and my returns have been lower than the last 2 years (though thankfully still positive). However, even with the benefit of hindsight, I would have made the leap again, as I have learnt and improved my trading in the past year at a pace that was not possible before.
I have managed to automate most of the analytics and stream-lined my trading into 1 day a month. For a couple of months now, I have spent the remaining 29 days on daily marathon sessions of computer gaming + netflix + youtube.
That ends today. I have decided to give back to society by sharing my journey from salaried worker to financially free investor. Hopefully my experience, thoughts and analysis can inspire others to walk a different path but arrive at the same destination.
If you are aspiring to reach the same destination as I have, I welcome you to walk this journey with me!