Let’s just say that leaving your day job to pursue your dream of mixing a passion for technical writing, analytical research, and socially responsible investing is often the road less traveled for a reason. Even if you have the courage to leave the comfort of wage-dependency it can be a daunting task finding a project which aligns with your career, financial, and moral goals.
For me, writing has always been a pursuit of more knowledge by actively cultivating conversations around topics that I simply wish to learn more about myself.
From the break-room at work where I overheard a conversation that would pique my interest in my own retirement goals to my first rejection letter which only fueled my desire to share my research, the journey was rocky from the start.
I had expected as much when I began to reach out to investors and day-traders on social media but to my surprise I found them to be highly encouraging of my pursuits.
The challenge was not getting people to listen for anyone who knows the world of speculative investing will tell you that there is no shortage of people willing to take a shot on a random strangers advice, but I found the most reward in inspiring others to learn to do their own research as I had.