Let me explain the title. Here is the last 10 years of my life, the short version. -28, married with a couple little kids, lots of fun. -Multiple attempts at trading everything. Always busted my small accounts, except the last 2. One was my keystone trading account. I was up small and quit to trade my own money. Two was my own money account. I was up about 10% (500) my first month and decided to quit until I had more capital to work with. -Full time online poker player for about 7 years. Made high 5 to low 6 figures a year. -Started going crazy (literally) from WAY to much poker and WAY to much computer time. And way too much taxes/medical bills. I won't bore you with the details but my 100k income wasn't good enough. -Joined the army one year ago, am now a combat medic/68w. I am very happy with my current situation. I love my job and only have to be on the computer when i feel like it. When I was a pro gambler I would get very frustrated because I made huge amounts relative to my stakes but could never move up because of our ridiculous expenses. This journal will chronicle my capital growth(hopefully). Risk capital will be allowed to grow, instead of being spent on living expenses as in the past. My plan is to only trade the EUR/USD, because it works the best with my schedule. I can't daytrade stocks like I used to due to work. I will also be including my poker results here, partly for entertainment value and partly because there is a good chance some of those profits will be swept in to my trading account. I play poker about 10 hours a week, and will be following the markets as time allows. I'll be breaking down my style of trading over time. I'm kind of busy so I probably will post only occasionally. Here is a summary of financial goals I hope to accomplish over roughly the next 5 years. Career: I have 3 years left of my army contract. I plan to get out and go to school to be either a nurse or physician assistant. Poker: Play small stakes prop games while in the army, and build up to roughly $30k bankroll After the army, shift $30k to pokerstars to complete supernova elite, which takes a year and is worth roughly $90k cash. I was on the path to completing this only playing about 20 hours a week before I joined the army, but this all fell apart due to some mental issues. That is a story for another day. Forex: Trade conservatively with initial capital, and get more aggressive(size) as profits build. My goal is to build positions to capture hopefully large moves. I resumed my gambling activities on August 1st, after finishing my medic training. 8/1 Capital: $10,012 Poker: $12 Trading: $10,000 9/1 Capital: $11,698 Poker: $1650 Trading: $10,048 Right now I'm probably a little better at poker lol. But I like the long term prospects of trading much better.