Hey everyone. I'm new to the site after using 2+2 forever. I've been preparing to play live poker full time in Florida for about a month now. Looking for advice and a general sounding board. First I'll start with a little background on myself. I'm 26 and newly single. I have a degree in Developmental Psychology. I learned to play poker in college around the age of 18. I lost over $5,000 at my fraternity's home game over the course of my freshman year! I was terrible. I took the online route and started playing on PS and Full Tilt to learn the game. I got lucky early on and binked a Sunday major for around 25k. From the advice I received from all the "smart guys" in my frat I decided to report the income and got hosed in taxes. Long story short I blew almost all of it on parties and college stuff. But I did manage to invest in my future and pay for my degree with no student debt. I stopped playing poker and joined the Army. Around my 18 month mark I started playing heavily again and was making decent money playing 100NL and 200NL. So i decided to not reenlist and play poker for a living. That was 2009/2010 and we all know what happened shortly after. I joined the workforce and became a car salesman. I am a born salesman and have made very good money selling both cars and RVs. But the sales world is very grueling and always having shitty bosses really made it worse. I recently decided to leave my job as a sales manager at the RV dealership to play poker full time again but this time live. I have about 200 hours of live poker experience. This isn't a spur of the moment this like dross11. But in essence it amounts to the same thing. I cannot continue to work in my current field. I would probably go postal on someone. I have still been making a decent living playing on Merge and Bovada at the 25NL and 50NL levels. Averaging around 7bb/100 putting in about 15k hands each month. I have a decent bankroll and plan to start at 200NL at the Hard Rock Tampa and move around to find the best games. The only constant thing in my life has been poker and it has gotten me through the toughest times of my life so far. I have an extreme passion for the game but have never been in an area where there was any sort of poker community. I am under no illusions about the difficulty of becoming pro. But I do have the work ethic and a decent poker skill set that I think gives me an advantage. I will continue to play 100NL on Merge and Bovada while playing live for a living. I feel a good balance between both can be beneficial. My first game will be Saturday. I plan to play around 30 hours each week and follow a strict BRM and Study plan utilizing my poker journal and hand history maker to upload m results to my HM2 database. I have 200 hours live experience but I feel like a complete newbie. So any and all advice is appreciated. I will update this once per day. Some days it will only be a few sentences but I will try to post all my results and tough spots so I can improve. I would also love a reading list of books you guys suggest. Sorry for the length of my OP but I am a writer in spirit so I type a lot.