As I am writing this I’m chuckling to myself because I have the distinct impression I’ll be the only person that ever reads this wee blog of mine. I am currently in my first year at university. Though it is early in my university career the pressure to declare a major subject to study is building at the edges of consciousness. As the days and weeks go by I find the pressure is building, thoughts and possibilities issue forth from the edges ricocheting off the inside of my skull and into conscious thought. This process has built up exponentially and I now find the necessity to write my thoughts down. So, regardless of whether or not this blog finds an audience it will serve a distinct, focused purpose for myself: Choose a field of study and therefore a path on which I shall walk the rest of my life, or at the very least, the next stage of my personal journey.
Throughout our childhoods we are constantly asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” As I’m sure it does with most people my answer to that question has changed with age and experience. My mother tells me that when I was four years of age I bounded into the family room, my baby blanket tied around my neck, and exclaimed my intention to be Superman when I grew up. The year after I traded in my cape for all-black pajamas with matching balaclava knowing, with nary any doubt, my goal in life was to be a ninja.
As I grew older I went from wanting to be an architect (I’m not sure I even knew exactly what being an architect entailed but…) to being a sailor and/or artist and/or pilot, etcetera. Besides my brief interest in architecture the underlying desire beneath my different career options was the need to be free. Free to work where and when I want to work, go where I want when I want and not have my geographical location get in the way of my ability to support myself financially and live the type of lifestyle that I desire. It is out of this desire that my interest in investing was born.
Once I came back to Earth after a certain amount of time drifting amongst the clouds with dreams of huge stacks pound notes and dollars and yen I came to a realization. In order to be a successful investor I must needs educate myself. So as the weeks and months go on I intend to use this blog to organize what I’ve learned as a record for myself (and maybe others) so that I may make an informed decision about my future and whether or not that future features me as an investor or in some other role.
My mind reels at this educational process I’m about to undertake. To start off I intend to focus on a few different subjects. I intend to learn about the stock market (what it is, how it works and maybe even a little history). I intend to research different types of trading especially Forex trading because it simultaneously baffles and intrigues me. I admit I start this process with very little current knowledge but that’s alright, I’m here to learn.
I invite any who read this to take this journey with me.
I know not where my future lies but I intend to find out!