It has been nearly two months since my last post and I know that readers are wondering what happened to me. Did I blow up my account? Did I jump off a building? Is Aram just another one in the long list of flash-in-the-pan here today, gone tomorrow gurus? I have received countless emails from faithful readers inquiring about where I went. I thank all of you for those emails and concerns. It truly is a comforting thought to know that the work that goes into maintaining this site and writing these posts does not go unnoticed. Those of you that regularly view the Portfolio and Trading Results pages on this website know that I have been actively trading and keeping my positions updated on a regular basis. But what really happened and why have I not been posting the Weekly Portfolio Analysis? That is the subject of this post – the challenges that face many “part-time” traders and the toll that everyday issues in our lives can take on our ability to trade profitably.