Finally admitting my addiction
So I decided to finally admit I have a problem and I need to tell people my story. I have a good job making 100k+ a year. I saved up 60k a few years ago and was the happiest of ever been.
Then I got a DUI. The DUI made it so that I could not work overtime at my job and to supplement my overtime losses, I turned to the casino. Well of course that led to me losing 15k.
Then a coworker introduced me to the stock market. Oh how I wish this day never happened. I started by just investing in blue chip stocks and made about 5k and was happy. Eventually I wanted more though. I realized that I could be more profitable if I started day trading... but didn’t realize that I wasn’t good at it. Long story short, I lost another 25k.
I promised myself I would never gamble again. Well fast forward 2 years and my bank account was sitting at 90k. I’m looking for a house and figured “well I could try to invest again while I try to find a house”.
Ehhhh WRONG. Ended up day trading again and losing another 40k over 2 months. Now my bank account sits at 50k and 2 years worth of saving are wiped.
I’ve now lost 80k in my 28 shorts years on this earth and I am disgusted with myself.
I still have 0 debt and 50k to my name so I know I am still ahead of the game at this point in my life but oh how glorious life would have been if I had 130k in my bank account right now.
Anyways, I think the saying goes “hi I’m Johnny and I finally admit I have a gambling problem”