If you follow me this is what I have been up to since my last post 2 years ago.
Hello FinanceNinja Blog Follower,
Well, it’s been 2 years since my last blog post at https://financeninja.wordpress.com so this is where I am at:
Two years later gave up the MBA job search. Went on roadtrip. Started farming. Been farming running a local CSA (community supported agriculture farm business) for 2 seasons. Still no life. No girlfriend. I’m still 100% paycheck to paycheck or should I say customer to customer.
I’ve created some pretty awesome statistic spreadsheets for farmer CSA sales data. I launched and successfully raised $10k on Kickstarter which after all costs summed around $6k for farm expenses – that went REAL quick.
I’m still basically living off my parents at 34 years old. I hate to ask for money, but I always seem to need it. My 5.5 years left to 40 doesn’t look the brightest in forms of financial materialism things, relationships, family, ex. but my hands are hurting more, I’m getting more calluses, and definitely manning up in the aspect of the life that has evolved with all my adventures and misadventures.
I fantasize about surfing of all things. I miss the warm morning sand beneath my feet and gliding over water with my board almost effortlessly. Below is me wearing cap – Hawaii – Sand Island.
Oh, and for the most part I sleep in a bunk bed and usually a work exchange farmer co-worker sleeps above me. I would say all privacy has been taken away again not that I don’t mind it – having company.
A good evening after 12 hours of farm work 7 days a week is drinking a disgustingly cheap cold beer poured over ice to make it taste like it came off the tap watching a new Redbox film in my RV alone – only hearing cows moooooh occasionally.
And that about sums it up for the past two years. I wrote this because someone replied to a post I wrote about sleeping 12 hours a day. Well I’d love to do that again. It’s more like 6-7 hours now. My nightly dreams are usually cut short at the alarm clock. I thought about taking this blog down since I don’t even trade stocks anymore. I think that Google trade really showed me how bad my luck really was and I do believe in timing and luck and karma. I’ve stuck with farming because although financially I’m likely going to be broke until I quit it the karma and luck is overwhelming good and you know intuitively when good is happening. I know I’m going to trade options again one day but I’ll have to look at it differently and the money doing it will be so much smaller.
If you want to check out the farm I’m building and following the vision I’m creating you should stop by if you ever get a chance if in Virginia. Let me know you read this ridiculous blog and hopefully you learned something I missed – www.vafarmer.com
Until next time,
This entry was posted on June 4, 2015 by Paul. It was filed under trading stock options .
I remember reading your blog some 10 years ago. Hang in there and keep chasing your dreams. I never got into trading but still hope to.
April 6, 2016 at 10:22 pm
Hey Jordan. Thanks for the motivation. I stopped trading after crashing and burning for so many years but I feel a lot of it was just being young and taking on too much risk. I’ve done more real estate now and want to do only “covered calls” in the future. It’s been a journey over 20 years…
October 29, 2021 at 9:39 pm