Monday, June 07, 2010

Turn the Page

A couple items the last week of May put me on life tilt. On the last Tuesday we put down our 14 year old chocolate lab & on Thursday I was blindsided by a mass layoff @ work. I later found out my boss was also part of the cuts, so that made me feel a little better, but not much. We are watching every penny and to add to the stress our house has been on the market for over a year now.

It is now June and I am doing my best to turn the page from being pissed off to looking back on the layoff as the best thing that could have happened. I'm doing my best to have a positive outlook on everything going forward. I have updated my resume and applied for ~ 15 positions so far. I am working out every day & have lost ~ 20 pounds over the last couple months.

I am still going to Las Vegas in a couple weeks for the WSOP and looking forward to it. As you may remember I won entry into a $1500 WSOP event + $700 spending money by finishing in the top 3 of our local 1st year poker club. If I were to choose not to go to the WSOP then the prize would go to the 4th place finisher, so it's not like I can just choose the cash option. Add in the fact that I have the opportunity to earn more in 1 week than I could in 5 years @ my old job & going to Vegas is +EV.

I am planning on playing WSOP event #42 NL Hold'em on Wednesday June 23rd. I'm also playing the PLO8 Binion's Classic event on Monday the 21st. Wish me luck, as we need all the good karma we can get right now!

Thanks for stopping by & best of luck to you @ the tables!



lightning36 said...

Wow -- another of these stories. I was one of them -- still am a little bit.

The stress of having a house hanging over your head is bad. Combine that with a job loss -- yikes!

Sounds like you are doing the right kind of things to keep your life moving in the right direction. Make sure you rely on your friends for support.

Good luck in your Las Vegas tournaments. I thought I saw that you are just going to miss the blogger breakfast. Let me know if you want to connect there since our trips overlap.

BLAARGH! said...

time to go pro!

sorry about the doggie + job, that really sucks.

gl at wsop - don't make any prop bets with dwan.