I'm a pediatric physical therapist doing early intervention with kids up to age 3. I got interested in options to try to do some catching up as I face retirement in a few years. First year or so was rough, but I'm trying hard to move into the ranks of profitable traders. I'm a poker player and see many similarities in risk analysis for poker and trading. I live in the woods in Northern Michigan where a river flows on one side of me and there's a lake on another. I kayak and ski out my door. I like short duration trades since they reduce risk. I'm concentrating on pre-earnings IV trades and am interested in learning some high probability day trades. I think it's easier to hit a lot of singles than home runs.