This is going to be a continuation of Adventures of a Part-Time Server and 1/2 Player:http://www.crushlivepoker.com/forums/discussion/10260/adventures-of-a-part-time-server-and-1-2-player#latest
My name is Kelby and I'm a, "Professional Poker Player". I'm 24 and I currently live in Florida. I won't go over my entire background because it's all pretty much posted in the above thread, but basically I just moved here with my Mother and Uncle. My Mother just got divorced, and My Uncle is a disabled Vietnam veteran. We've been taking care of my Uncle Robert on and off for about 20 years now, and it's gotten to the point where my mom needs help. With my Mom's recent divorce, and our recently getting Robert back out of the nursing home we've moved to Florida to start a new life.
My Dad always told me that if you find out what you're passionate about then you'll never work a day in your life.
I haven't really found out what that thing is. I've been playing poker for a living since I turned 18, and I know that isn't the end all be all of my life. I like poker but.. that would be sort of depressing. Not to mention the discussion of the longevity of poker and all that. I've lived and traveled to numerous places and a relatively large number of countries for a person my age, but I still have no idea what makes me happy. I have contemplated (and still do) just buying an RV setup to just travel around the country until I find that thing. It's not like I'm getting old or anything, but it's also not like I have all the time in the world.
I'm continuing this PG&C to make an account of my monthly progress towards hours, and discuss some life situations with people. But even if no one reads this it's okay. This thread will be sort of a motivating factor for me to put in hours. Because in order for me to find that thing that makes me happy, I have to have some money. RV's cost a lot of money. So does college, or moving to a new state again. So if I decide to do one of those things.. I can't let money be a limiting factor. So, I've gotta put in some hours. I play primarily 2/5 NL $500 cap here in Florida, and sometimes if the game is going and looks good I'll jump into 5/10 NL. I basically have a $25k roll right now with a paid off car, and relatively low rent. I'll receive some money monthly for taking care of my uncle, but live poker is still my primary income source.
I will update this one month giving my full report on how the month of June goes. I'm going to shoot for 120 hours, but that almost never really happens.. We'll see how many I end up getting in.
GL to all of you at the WSOP this year!