You may have noticed that in recent times I seem to have disappeared?
Those of you who also follow me on Noise will know differently. I am still around, just not so active on here.
Fundamentally my disappearance comes down to one very important factor (and those of you who know me know what is coming)...
Two months ago BabyRah (as the Noise Community call him - and I like it too) arrived and nothing transforms a sedate life like the arrival of a new baby.
Routines get disrupted and plans go out of the window and when you do get a chance all you can do is sleep. I wrote recently on Noise that the best cure for insomnia is too have a baby!
I actually can't remember the last time it took me more than a few minutes to fall asleep.
But do you know what BabyRah is totally worth every moment of disruption and chaos and sleeplessness that arrived with him. His smile and gurgling have completely charmed us and he is our joy. I wrote recently that when we got married we became whole and BabyRah makes us complete.
We (read me - I am not calling my wife old!) are slightly older parents and his energy is exhausting, but WOW I wouldn't change it for the whole world.
So the thought of writing on here has almost been wiped out. I have another major writing project underway and when I do get time I try to focus on that more than this. It's not that i am working to a deadline but the sooner I finish it the sooner I can monetise it.
Additionally I work too and where and when possible I do my best to support "MamaRah" too so she can rest. Readdressing our work life balance is still a work in process that will only get better as we tweak and adjust to our new reality.
And what about crypto?
I too have been affected by Black May as I saw a significant reduction in the value of my trading account. I have however managed to still leverage some growth by playing the margins and increasing my holdings if not the value. In the longer term this can only be a good thing. More than once I have thanked God for my decision to long term hodl about 70% of my investment on Celsius where it stakes at very lucrative rates well above inflation. Furthermore with most of my Celsius holdings being in stablecoin the value only goes up.
In addition to the continuous flow of Noise BCH and the Celsius Rewards it means that my underlying growth has continued unabated and while one part of my portfolio is currently showing a bit of a reversal on the whole the figures are encouraging.
What is more I am holding a large quantity of a couple of Alts which only need to reach about 70% of their pre-dip value for me to make a reasonable profit which will give me a positive reset to base further growth on.
Incidentally, I read just this morning that these corrections hurt and affect everybody, but the key to growth is to ensure that each time such a correction hits that while the dip takes you down it takes you down to a higher level each time as illustrated below (please note the figures are illustrative only and do not reflect market realities).
So that is pretty much what is happening with me and why I disappeared - but not really. I am still here.
As always stay safe and well and see you soon.