Greetings! This is my first post in some 6 odd years (had to create a new account; couldn't remember the last one). Back then, I was another one of the just-graduated-college-let's-dive-into-trading types. I decided back then, as passionate as I was about trading, that I would work my butt off in my 20's to better position myself financially with the hopes of being more knowledgeable and give myself a better chance to get off the ground. Well here I am, 28 and still passionate about trading, and I am seriously setting my sights on making a move switching my life into what I have always loved. I currently have a relatively enjoyable job (things can always be worse, right!); but it is not the lifestyle I desire. My question is this: I am looking at a 12-18 month window from now to prepare myself to make the switch. From anyone who has voluntarily left the 9-5 (7-6 is more like it) job into trading; what suggestions for someone like me to better prepare myself? Glad to see ET is still kicking!