Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Renewing my Pursuit to $10,000

At the beginning of the year, I decided on an ambitious journey to make $10,000 playing poker in one year. Now, you may be saying that $10,000 isn’t much especially since I live in Las Vegas and the abundance of poker games are at my disposal 24 hrs/7days a week. But you have to take into account that I have a job and family I’m responsible for…These obligations take up a lot of my free time, so finding time to play poker is tough…
The first two months, I was trying to play poker..mainly online with the occasional trip to the casino and I was doing well, but I began to lag again. The last part of Feburary I didn’t play any poker….just couldn’t find the time either to play live or online.

Then in March, I started the P90x program (Home Fitness Program), which I became consumed with…Working out 6 times a week, I became obsessed with fitness, nutrition, losing weight, and all that good stuff associated with health that poker too a bad seat…Didn’t read a poker book, Didn’t read the poker forums, didn’t do anything poker.

Then a funny thing happened, my wife played a Ceasars Palace Ladies Event and finished 6th!!! She over a $1,000, and it made me think…I can play this game. I needed to get the passion of poker that my wife had.

There’s another reason why I’ve decided to renew this journey to $10,000! I’ve been boggled in my life..doing the same thing over and over, day after day..I needed something to pursue….something to accomplish…I needed a goal!! I don’t think its about winning $10,000, it’s about the journey. I want to see if I can do it! I want to see if I can see something through…I’ve done it with P90x, now it’s time to do with my passion….poker!

So in the coming weeks, you’ll be my passenger to my journey. I’ll tell you the highs and lows, the wins and the losts, and emotions of it all!!

So here we go….I started this journey playing cash games the past two weeks and I’m up $343! Hopefully…I’ll get to $10,000 sooner than later.