Today I researched some high-paying jobs without a degree. I’m nine credits away from receiving my associate degree. But my current circumstances aren’t allowing me to focus on my studies. I’m forced to start looking for a full-time job. I came across an article written by Anthony Balderrama, on the 25 Highest-Paying Jobs that didn’t require a college degree. I decide to put a search in for number 20 on his list, Nuclear medicine technologist in Monster.com search. Four job postings came up nationally. The four were located in Nashville, TN, Birmingham, AL, The Woodlands,TX, and Vallejo, Ca. I began to wonder how helpful this article is to people if only four jobs are available nationally.
There is a real sense now that I might have to figure out an alternative to earning a living from the traditional job. I had finally come to a conclusion yesterday that I wanted to work at a college full-time. I began this morning looking for jobs at college website. I completed my profile on Loyola’s job site. I then searched their job postings. All of the full-time staff jobs required a bachelor’s degree. I will either have to abandon the idea or look into another industry. The state of the American economy still frightens me. The part-time job that I have will have to be enough unless I’m willing to take risk. But, I don’t really want to be in the labor market anyway. I might have to look at building my Send Out Card business. I have to get into a daily rhythm that is going to work with school too. I think studying in the early mornings and late at night is going to have to work. I must do something today as my time is running out. I couldn’t pay my rent with this weeks paycheck. And that ain’t good.
I am tired right now, but very excited. I have figured out the solution to success and I’m ever so ready to start implimenting my formula. But first, I must take an hour nap.
Life has played yet another strong hand against me. It’s time to refocus, re-adjust, and throw dead weight overboard. Today, I woke up feeling like I’m just playing a bad hand. I had an algebra test today. My rent is due in less than 10 days and my paycheck won’t cover it. I might have to pawn a few things to cover my expenses. This is not how life is suppose to be lived. Who cares if I know algebra? I’m going to have to postpone my education. Nothing different than what happened 20 years ago. Life gets in the way. You can’t stay too focused on a goal that doesn’t matter to your immediate circumstances. That will get you living in your car with stories to tell later in life. Not worth it.
Life is tough. I’m faced with having to make some hard decisions lately. Do I continue school? Do I focus on making a living? What is it that I want to do with the rest of my life? Do I change jobs? Do I stay where I’m at? Do I study? Do I try and make money now? Should I be doing homework?
Labor Market V.S. Forex Trading
I’ve decided that I need to keep some data on my trading method.
February 17th, 2010
60 minute S.M.A.
Crossed over: 9:00 a.m. Central Standard Time
Low reached: 1:00 p.m. C.S.T.
60 minute crossover point: 1.36847
Number of pips range from crossover to low: 99 pips
Time frame to hit low: 5 hours
Economic data released:
7:30 a.m. C.S.T. - Building Permits
Actual - 0.62M – Previous 0.65M
7:30 am. C.S.T. – Housing Starts
Actual - 0.59M – Previous 0.58M
7:30 a.m. C.S.T. – Import Prices m/m
Actual - 1.4% Previous – 0.2%
8:15 a.m. C.S.T. – Capacity Utilization Rate
Actual – 72.6% Previous – 71.9%
8:15 a.m. C.S.T. – Industrial Production m/m
Actual – 0.9% Previous – 0.7%
Today I got serious and started sending out resumes this morning. I’m looking for a position as a financial advisor. My first resume was to NL Financial Alliance.
It’s the middle of February and I’ve had a chance to reflect on my New Year’s resolutions. I’ve been able to reflect actually on more about life in general. And I’m about to document another chapter in my life, work vs. making money. My conclusion is that one doesn’t have anything to do with the other. If someone is looking to make money, don’t look at getting a better job or working more hours. Being in the labor market is just what it is. Labor. To prove my theory, I’m going to be documenting my efforts to make money in the forex market and compare it to my wages for an extended period of time.