I've regged poker at my local casino since I was 18, I've never kept a true hourly but I am overall a winning player at 1-2 / 1-3. I have played about 20 hours of 2-5. I'm currently the age of 23, and attending school for my degree. I worked an IT job, that received budget cuts from the new year and I'm currently unemployed. I have very little expenses, I have to pay for some school expenses, insurance, and my car payment. I live with my parents and have little to no debt ( I was in a bad spot 3 years ago ). I won't lie, I was a degen and leaked a good amount of money to BJ and I've finally gotten a hold of that issue.
My questions are my job use to pay $15/hr and my take home after taxes was about $450.00 a week. With attending school, I've been open with my parents about my thoughts about poker, and my past issues with BlackJack. Would it be a stupid idea to take my tax refunds this year, plus a little of my savings to take a bankroll of 3-5k and try to play 1-2 for about a years time full time and see how I do?
Im privileged enough to not be paying rent at the moment, but my parents said they would like to help me bankroll, and break down my expenses, hourly, and winnings over the next few months to see if its viable while going through school.
What do you guys think, is it worth the shot? I don't need to be living lavish, and I know budgeting and bank roll management is going to massive in micro stakes, but maybe it could lead to more or just for now some sort of income ( unstable yes ) but a life experience non the less.
Understanding, I can just get a coffee job while in school is understandable I'm just curious on what the general thought is with people with a lot more life experience in this field thinks.
Thank you for your ideas and suggestions.