I shut down my futures account today. Have been meaning to do it for the last month, maybe longer. I couldn't do it, but finally got on the phone and sent out the wire instructions. I've been trading the indexes for ~12+ years, and it's a bitch to shut it down. Not that I need to explain, but it isn't because I crapped out. I have to take care of my family and now my Dad needs almost full time care and I'm taking it on. Almost the whole year now I have fired up the computer, charts, and platform, and then walked away with brief periods sitting down and pretending I was going to have time to trade. It must be like crack, as I have been a pain in the ass as a result of not being able to work, and admitting that I need to shut it down took way too long. Crap I still didn't shut down the charts even though I told the broker I'm done. I'm going to head back to the equity side and swing trade. I'll use options also, so I guess I have my fix planned all ready. I just hope I can get my thought process back to higher time frames, and not jumping in and out. Hopefully I can get some income generating strategies running, as I don't like the idea of walking away without added income in the account at the end of each month. There's my whine for the day.