Hi. I'm 29yo and I've been playing online poker since I was 14. I never had a "real" job, poker always kept me above the ground financially. However, I never made it to high stakes, I played up to 5/10 but it was like 10 years ago. I have to admit that mindset has always been my Achilles' heel and I also never really put much volume in. I think it's mainly due to my early exposure to relatively big money when I was a teenager which definitely spoiled me and made me feel like I don't need to work that much to maintain that easy lifestyle.
Thanks to the god of time - Chronos - I slowly matured mentally and started to take poker more seriously. I have always been very analytical and would consider myself a perfectionist (which is probably another reason for my low volume and mindset issues) and a couple of years ago I came across Nick Howard's videos and got really interested in his methodology of pure exploitation and decided to buy his Night Vision course. I really want to thank him, his brother Patrick and the entire Pokerdetox community for inspiring me in my own research.
I had to drop down in stakes last year but finally something clicked for me and I started to print at NL50 and now I'm taking shots at NL200. Regs are a little bit more aware of what's going on at the table but the fish are no different at all. I have a plan to move up as quickly as I can and hopefully crush 10/20 soon just like Patrick (love his blog), taking shots with a relatively small bankroll that I think my recent results allow me to do.
To be honest, this lockdown came at just the right time for me. I'm in the middle of creating a new upgraded gameplan which is going to take me a lot of hours to finish and now I don't have any excuses not to do it because my social life is basically gone :) Here's my graph in BBs for the year so far:
My plan for the coming weeks is to first of all focus on mental and physical hygiene (which in my case is the practice of meditation, gratitude, yoga and some light calisthenics), continue my research and gameplan development and play high quality poker at least 5 days a week.
I live by myself so I need to have some fun in these tough times of isolation. And since I'm a huge fan of psychedelics, I'll allow myslef one mini trip on a third of an acid hit before 4/20 when I'm going to celebrate these three weeks of hard work with a fat joint or two. I'm not sure how regularly I'll post here but you can definitely expect an update right before I light up that funny cigarette :)
Stay safe guys, cheers!