Thanks for all the great replies.
I have been been very busy in the last two months outside of my trading, but have changed my views a lot in this time too. I have been focusing on (and realising the power of) understanding price action.
I have also started a live account of which, over all, I have been slightly losing, but as @Geereg
posted, you just have to learn how to swim. My plan for the year is to fund this account with 100AUD a week over the coming year and write this off as an educational expense.
I've also changed my thinking as far as forex as an investment as well. Initially, I was drawn to FX due to the possibility that you can earn a living off it. I think most people initially start for this reason too. In the last 2 months though, I am seeing it more of a long-term investment. My new 'main goal' is 1% per week, which by typical investment standards is still quite high. Most of the people I know have perhaps one or two investment properties or perhaps are holding stocks. I have my FX account. Many say that FX has a higher risk, but the idea of buying houses and having far less control or ability to manage your 'positions' I feel is much riskier. Any how, I'm digressing.
Basically, my plan boils down to the next 5 years, 5% - 10% of my salary goes towards my FX account each week with a target average return of 0.5% - 1% on my account weekly. I no longer am in a hurry to try and get this to work, and I feel I've been learning much more without the pressure of trying to know everything straight away. I've also recently started working for a fantastic company doing something I love, so working for the next few years with this investment strategy really suits. Life is good now, but I'm still dreaming and pushing for what it could be in 5/10 years time.
I've also picked up a few new clients on eLance, programming EA's and this introduces me to new perspective's and ideas as well.
I feel that there are a lot of members of myfxbook who have a lot of background knowledge in forex and word their replies in a very strong 'my way is the correct way' style, while not actually having any real 'trading for a living' experience.
While it is sometimes classified as taboo, can I ask who here actually trades as their primary source of income, or handles their own personal account which exceeds their personal yearly income?