Sunday, March 28, 2010

Change of scenery....

Nothing special to say about today's HOD...Just thought it was nice to show me laying a bad beat on someone as opposed to the other way around ;)

Now onto today's title....What do I mean by change of scenery? Good or bad? Where is this change of scenery to? I will get to all of that, and a little more.

First of all, where is this change of scenery to? Once I say where, most that read this will know who, and why. The change of scenery will be very good for me, an experience that is much needed. I will be heading out to LA, to meet up with Nick, and Bodeye at first, then some others will be joining in the hardcore grinding and learning sessions. I am very much looking forward to this for many reasons, the least of which are the weather, and the scenery. Most importantly is that I will be thrust into a fast paced, hard-working environment, something I have not been able to accomplish around here honestly. I am looking forward to the learning and of course, the money. With the great poker minds that will be out there, how can I not become better?

So, as discussed above, the change of scenery will definitely be good, but it will have it's bad side as well. What could be bad about going out to Cali in April? especially when you're coming from Iowa? Well, regardless on how long I stay out there, I will not be able to see my kids. This will, by far, be the toughest thing I've done in my life. The longest I have been away from my kids ever was for a few weeks right after my wife and I split. We are talking about being away from them for at least a month, most likely two, and possibly even three months...who knows. I will definitely miss many people around here, but as stated previously, there are definitely some sacrifices that need to be made. While many people I know will not be happy about me making these sacrifices, some will understand, and most of them will even be supportive.

The change of scenery isn't only a physical change, but a mental change as well. Not only have I never been away from my children for this long, but I have never been away from home for this long. So it should be interesting as to how I handle everything.

So after all this talk of me leaving town, you may be asking yourself "When?" When will happen when I leave on Tuesday April 6th, and will be arriving in LA sometime on Wednesday April 7th. "Why will it take so long?" I will not be flying like most people would, traveling half way across the country. I will be driving, and will be doing so for a couple reasons. 1. It will be cheaper. Roughly $400 for a one-way plane ticket out there, not to mention that I would have to have a few bags for my clothes, and most importantly, my computer(kinda hard to travel with the stuff I will be bringing). 2. Flexibility...While I do have a pretty good idea of when I want to leave, and how long it should take me, it will be nice to go at my own pace and see the western part of the U.S.

All in all, I am VERY excited at this opportunity, and am welcoming it with open arms. To those of you reading this, that don't agree with what I'm doing, that's fine, you don't have to agree. But as my friends, I would hope that at least you are supportive in my decision.


  1. Good luck. I wish you all the best. I know it will be hard to be away from your kids but it will be well worth it in the long run. You will be definitely be learning from one of the best that's for sure.

    Keep me posted.

  2. Keep your chin up, I remember the seperation from family when I was in the Navy. You learn to really appreciate the bond that you share with your children. I must say I am jealous and hope to be in your shoes soon. I want to become the sponge that you are. GLGL and have fun.