Just wanted mainly to say Hi, I've been reading this board for a few months now in the shadows, and figured I'd make a name and post here and there a bit.Whether it's important or not, quick back history: Graduated with an English degree a few years ago, landed a job with an Independent B/D in California doing licensing, direct transfers, and some marketing/product stuff. After about a year I moved back home to Washington and have since been working as assistant to an Independent planner that works mainly with retirees/55+. I'm scheduled to take my Life and Di test here in a few weeks, and then I got to decide whether to go for the 6 or the 7. So anyway, I know long-term the agent I work for wants me to head toward my own production/sharing office expenses/etc, but in the meantime I'm on a salary and will be able to write joint cases here and there, etc.So that's where I'm at in my relatively young career. I feel pretty fortunate because I think I'm in a good position to be successful, and I knew I could never go the Wirehouse/EDJ route - partially because I've already been sold on the Indy side of things, and partially because I, honestly, would never be successful door-knocking and cold-calling.