It was about 6 months ago that I found myself able to commit myself to playing professionally, or at least without any other means of income. I am lucky enough to have a "liferoll" that is substantial and can sustain me if things get kind of "meh" for a while.
My experiences over the last 6 months really made me curious to ask how many people on the forums are making a living doing nothing BUT playing live poker. I live in Las Vegas so I'm even more curious for those doing it out here or in SoCal.
I feel my game is vastly improving, especially since I am now free to dedicate myself 100% to it. The last 6 months (roughly 700 hours) have given me positive results, but sometimes I look at the game, now that it's all I do, and I wonder how viable of a long term career choice this really is and just wanted to see who all out there is also doing nothing but this.
Would be interested in hearing how long people have been doing it as well as if they see themselves continuing for another 5-10 years, or even 3-5 years. Sick BR or hourly brags are fine, but I'm more interested in your feelings towards doing this 100% and if it's meeting all your needs.