As the saying goes, "be careful what you wish for". I was told Friday morning that my company has decided to out-source my department, and my services are no longer needed. I wasn't happy at this company due to the political games and lack of leadership, so wasn't overly disappointed to hear the news. But this is definitely a game changer. I haven't really decided what I'm going to do, but considering how much I complained about not being able to trade full-time, now would be a good time to give it a shot. Since I've never traded full-time, I'll probably spend at least one week trading full-time on the Sim so I can figure out the pit-falls of being in front of the screen all day. I'm afraid it could lead to over-trading. Spending a week on the Sim will help me solidify my method and make tweaks to handle the full-day. I've already received calls from three IT recruiters so I'll probably begin my job search as well, but in the mean time, I'll be spending 4-5 hours a day actively trading the markets.
Wish me luck!