I'm sure 95% of you don't want to read this post because you're all still chasing your dreams and don't want to be reminded on how tough of a game trading is, but this is my reality. I've been trading since 2001, and I feel like I've been living in a bubble world all throughout this time. Like everyone, I had big dreams in the beginning, and I thought trading was the avenue to help me get there. But eventually, my big dreams transformed into merely just fantasies of decent living. When even those delusions didn't materialize, my aim was just going for basic survival. I've been living off reserves for awhile, but they're running out, and it's just time to move on. So my decision to hang it up was not an overnight decision. I did try and give in my effort, but it just wasn't working out. If I don't quit now but continue to achieve the same unproductive results, then I'm just continuing the denial. I'll be 30 soon, and I feel I've aged so much in these last five years. And what's really sad is that I have grinded it out but have really nothing to show for it. Right now, I don't really know what to do or how to even get a job. I have a econ degree, but I haven't had a real job in five years, and I don't even know how to put that down. While most of my friends are already at or near the manegerial stages, I'm about to write resumes to compete for jobs against recent college graduates. It's going to be an extremely humbling experience, but I don't really know what to do.