Hey Folks! Probably like most of you on traders on the message boards I'm losing my ass on the markets! Lately I've been doing some hard thinking about what I'll do if I (or my account balance) decide I just can't cut it as a trader. Well, "losing my ass" is bit harsh, it's really more like I'm slowly, aganozingly getting blead to death. I've been at this bitch for nearly a year now. I win some days, lose some days, break even some days, nothing ever too drastic (although there have been a few nightmare downside days, but hopefully they're in the past), but the last months have been showing a slowy, yet steadily, declining equity curve. My savings have all but evaporated too(even though I've been living like a hermit). I'm on my last legs. Damnations! I feel I'm frustratingly close to cracking into the hallowed ranks of the profitable, but it's beginning to look as though I'll run out of equity before I ever get there! Arggh! This trading gig has consumed my entire life! I quit a decent job (that I really enjoyed!), broke up with my fiancee, turned my back on an emotionally nourishing (and fun) social circle all to chase the almighty $$. Ever since I was 'privileged' enough to catch a glimpse of how the "other half" live, the seeds of discontent were sewn and I simply had to become one of them! Trading was gonna be my ticket! Is there any turning back? I really don't know if I could go back to being Joe Average again. I'm not looking for trading advice for anyone. I'm aware it's all a skill that you either learn (before your cash runs out), or you don't. This isn't going to be one of those "Losing money - please help" threads, my question to all you budding trading aspirants is what would you do if you blew up as a trader? Where would you turn to make your pay? (Reallistically - none of this "I'd be an astronaut" stuff). How would you handle it? Perhaps some of you that already went through this, but hang out on the boards for old time's sake, can answer this. Or you 'successful' traders (there's probably like about 5 on the whole board), hypothetically, what would you guys do?