September 11, 2009
Today was my first day as a pro. I woke up this morning and went straight to get a physical. They poked and prodded me. If Iâ€™m going to be a professional I need to do everything military styleâ€¦ jk :). I almost passed out when they took my blood, itâ€™s not that I hate needles, I think itâ€™s more that losing blood quickly makes me dizzy. I suck at giving blood. But overall I was pretty healthy, my blood pressure was low, and Iâ€™m 6â€™2 and 183 lbs, so Iâ€™m pretty happy. I want to get up to 200 lbs. by the end of the year. I plan on lifting about 4-5 days per week.
Since going pro, I plan on making some major lifestyle changes to maximize profit. Since I am taxed heavily on poker winnings 1 dollar saved is more valuable than a dollar lostâ€¦ So I plan on kicking my habit of eating out almost everyday and plan on being more of a houseman. Since I will be at my apartment the majority of the work day I plan on cleaning it everyday. I hardly ever cleaned my apartment when I worked at costco, I was too tired.
So life is good. My first day as a pro will probably remain in my memory as one of the best days of my life. I have a lot of options now because of poker. I have been toying with the idea lately of joining the air force reserves, with the possibility of becoming a full-time fighter pilot eventually. Being a fighter pilot was my childhood dream, and I think itâ€™s a viable option â€“ Iâ€™d be good at it, Iâ€™m single and donâ€™t have a family I have to take care of, and Iâ€™d rather die fighting than die an old man. But weâ€™ll just have to see. Heads up limit is almost just as fun though, so idk yet.