Where do you live and play? Doing this long term has not been a walk in the park for me. However, I have grown to tolerate poker at best. The ups and downs can lead to mood changes and forms of depression that I wish I was strong enough to avoid. Good luck with your quest and run good. Fwiw you can run real bad in this game for a longer period of time than you think is possible. So be prepared for that diabolical run bad and during the run bad you will wish you had a job to fall back on and take a break from poker for income.