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Old 12-08-2013, 15:07   #1
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So I'm new around here...

I was surfing the Amazon book site looking for some swing trading books, and somehow ran across a lil book called Live on the Margin. Although probably not the best trading guide ever, the ideas and philosophies in this book totally threw me for a loop. I was engaged from chapter one, but by the time I got to chapter seven I was literally in tears. What the authors were saying spoke so profoundly to me - they were talking about the very thing I had been wanting for years. And they were explaining how I could get it, and do it now, not 25 years from now.

So then I started thinking about sailing, and how much I love the ocean. Started reading up on it. I haven't been out in the big water since I went deep sea fishing in Alaska. Its been a few years. But I know I love boats, and I love white sand beaches, and spending a few months in Mazatlan doesn't sound so bad either.

Before I go all crazy and buy a boat (its going to take me 2 years of savings anyway), don't worry, I plan to take a few sailing classes, charter a boat, and get some time on the water before I decide that this is the exact adventure for me.

Then last night I remembered something. My Dad always wanted a sailboat, and he never was able to buy one. There were always other things going on. But he was adventurous guy (that's how I ended up being born/raised in Alaska). We went skiing, spent lots of time on the Kenai river salmon fishing, hiking, camping, and he had a keen interest in planes and sailboats. But like I said, life always got in the way. He died nine years ago. He was cremated and asked that his remains be sprinkled in the Gulf of Mexico. My Mom still has him in a cardboard box in the closet. Disgraceful. When I launch on my first sail, on my own boat, I'm taking him out there with me and I'm going to fulfill one of his last wishes, knowing that he would be so proud of me for seeking out my dreams.

So anyway, its nice to meet you all. I've already read a ton of threads, and I'll be reading many more while I'm in savings overdrive. And with a bit of luck, I'll be reading this from some white sand beach in a couple of years.

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Old 12-08-2013, 15:20   #2
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Hi.. Welcome to CF mate..
Good luck with the dream... and your Dad's sprinkling..
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Not sure what swing trading is, but I'm sure sailing is more fun.

About 5 years ago my good friend had a 2 year plan for getting rich and buying a boat. He didn't get rich but he did buy a boat, although a somewhat smaller and older boat than he had planned. All the same, we have had a blast sailing it.

Good on you for honoring your dad!
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My dad is still in the cardboard box (at my moms) waiting to be sprinkled when we cross the equator. Some how I don't think he minds the wait as long as I realize my dreams! Good fortune to u!
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Not sure what swing trading is
Live on the Margin was written by Mr. Bumfuzzle, I can't remember his real name. I guess it worked for him.

BTW Lonestaralaskan, welcome aboard!

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