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Week 1

I still need to do many things in the apartment, and I'm also getting used to my schedule. Additionally, dealing with 4-hour daily power cuts is not helpful.

All those things aside, I'm happy with my results. I hadn't played a single hand since November, so I was afraid I would be rusty and expected to lose a couple of buy-ins. Fortunately, that wasn't the case, instead, I ran hot and over EV.

I wish I could have studied and played more, I only managed to log 7.5 hours of study and 22 hours of play. That's one of the main things I look forward to improving in the following weeks.

Jan. 30, 2024 | 9:59 p.m.

What was the deciding factor? and what does "regular (ish)" mean? haha.

I don't think I'll enjoy it that much, while I do enjoy how the time flies while I'm playing, improving and seeing my bankroll increase, the whole grinding process, going through downswings and studying, is, in my opinion, as repetitive and hard as any other profession, which is not a lot of fun.

I think the mental part is going to be tough since I don't have any hobbies or do much to do besides playing, and most of my friends left the country years ago.

I'll be sharing how it goes for sure.

Jan. 17, 2024 | 1:44 p.m.

Yes, I'll be playing poker full-time. So far, I've tried mixing work or study with poker, and I end up not achieving what I want in either. I plan to focus solely on poker, and if it doesn't work out, I'll stop playing.

I don't have a family, any student debt (university was free), or any responsibilities. Additionally, the cost of living is low in my country, so that's a plus.

To be honest, I think I've avoided commitments like that my whole life just so I could take a real shot at poker.

Jan. 17, 2024 | 1:33 p.m.

The first two comments on my blog got me excited, I thought it would take longer.
Thank you guys :)

Jan. 17, 2024 | 1:24 p.m.

This Year

My goal is to improve as much as I can while sharing my results, goals and setbacks every month.

The first thing I need to do is finish arranging the apartment where I'll be moving to play, it should have been done by now, but unexpected things came up, and it'll probably take another week.

Jan. 16, 2024 | 4:05 p.m.

Post | ReinaPepiada posted in Chatter: The Time Is Never Right

Up Until Now

For some time now, I've wanted to document my poker journey through a blog. I started one, but life got in the way and I ended up abandoning it, mainly because it's on a Discord channel and only group members can read it.

So, after giving it some thought, I decided that starting a new one here would get me more exposure.

I am 30 y/o, and I've been playing poker (recreationally?) for the past 12 years.

It is hard for me to choose between recreationally, semi-pro, or professional since I've put a lot of hours into it and gotten decent results so far. However, it has never been my priority, up until now since I was too scared about what might happen if I stopped following the path everyone else I know has, and stopped doing what other people keep telling me/thinking I should do.

Luckily, thanks to poker money, I've been able to try a couple of things and explore some possibilities. It took longer than I thought and I would have liked (I graduated in 2018), but I was able to realize a couple of things:

  • Most people hate their jobs and they only do it for the money, even if they don't talk about it openly.

  • Working for 30+ years won't assure you'll have a good retirement.

  • Even if I fail to become a poker player and have the lifestyle that I want, it would mean doing more of what I like and less of what I don't.

  • The perfect job doesn't exist, it's all about what we have to sacrifice, what we'll get in return, and if we are willing to make the trade-off.

So finally, after asking several questions and hours of reflection, I decided poker is going to be my priority for the next 2 years :)

Jan. 16, 2024 | 3:49 p.m.

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