Always on vacation!
I'm standing in the elevator of my hotel in the Al Jadaf neighborhood in Dubai. Three Japanese salarymen are in the elevator. They seem pretty happy.
It occurs to me that they are here on vacation since this neighborhood is not near any business center. Ah, that is why they are happy.
But then I realize that I am basically on vacation every day. I live where I want to live. I travel the world. I live in hotels. In other words, what made them happy is why I am happy all the time.
I'm not 100% on vacation. The market is my discipline. I don't have to but always do my trading chores every day.
But I could say forget it for a day or two. I've got stop loss orders in all my positions so I can take a day or two off even trading.
My goal as a young man was to trade, write, and live in beautiful surroundings. I've changed that slightly to trade, write, and live in interesting surroundings. A slight change but opens up more of the world for me.
I worked for large and small financial institutions for 25 years but went on my own 20 years ago. Since then, my life has largely been on "vacation"!