Hello all, first post here.
This is sort of a brag and a beat all at once. My most humbling financial life experience, to say the least.
I have been a full time 2/5 pro for 5 years. I had logged about 5k hours or so with a 55/hr winrate. Also around 5k hours of 1/2 with a 35/hr winrate. For January of this year I had been running so hot I've been averaging 105/hr I haven't felt the need to put volume in so I've just been playing maybe 20 hours a week.
January of 2017 I decided to become a part time trader and started making investments with my bankroll. I made huge mistakes and lost 10k the first two months, which I ended up slowly winning back and breaking even around Christmas. Recently I had put my bankroll + margin into SVXY (Short Volatility ETF) and on Feb 5th it made history when it lost nearly 90% in 1 or 2 trading days.
Needless to say, that was a huge mistake and I've since decided to quit trading entirely and to get back to what I know I can do: play poker. Unfortunately I'm starting with no bankroll and 4k in debt.
Luckily for me, my significant other is willing to support me (to an extent) to rebuild. I've found a way to lower my living expenses and plan to be extremely conservative while grinding my way back to being able to play 2/5 in the future. But for now, I will be a 1/2 player until I have my 4k debt cleared and 8k to my roll.
Don't take what you have for granted. Sometimes life hits you with some really shitty variance.