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  10-Mar-13, 02:52   #1
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Joined: Nov '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 34 (M)
Posts: 744
i have not been playing poker for a bit, and am taking a break for a while.
tell i lie i have been playing a few freerolls around the place but not playing any serious poker cause im not depositing for a while.
recently i quit my job. been working in the charity sector for many years and have come to realize the pay just isnt enough any more as im getting old now and need to focus on my own future, been much fun and am quite proud of what i achieved (raised over half a million pound for UK charites) but now im going back to college at the age of 29, feels really weird. but i am going to get myself back into a proper career. but cant really afford to be gambling while im back to being a "student"
i will be back at some point but not gonna be such a degenerate gambler for a while.

any ways wish me luck with my studies and gl to all mobsters Blink
its been fun.

  10-Mar-13, 03:37   #2

Joined: Nov '09
Location: Canada
Age: 49 (M)
Posts: 2368
I wish you the best of luck. I went back to school after a few years of working too, and although it wasn't easy at first it ended up being the best thing I ever did. Nobody can ever take away that diploma from you, and its value stays with you for life. Drop in once in a while and let us know how it is going. Thumbs Up

  10-Mar-13, 04:19   #3

Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 54 (M)
Posts: 3361
That's great to hear and I wish you the best. By the way! What are your interests and does the U.K help assist your schooling costs or anything like that.
It's never to late to go to school. It's seem's I've done it off and on my entire life and actually just finished up with my CQIA two years ago. You will do fine, but always ask the question when your in need. Again, Good Luck!

  10-Mar-13, 06:41   #4

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Australia
Age: 34 (M)
Posts: 6471
Good lucky with your studies, what will they be?

I'm just reaching the tail-end of a 3 year degree myself, as a "mature age" student. My missus is completing her 3rd year this year as well, however she will have another 3 to go (she's 29 also) if she wishes to complete all of her post-grad stuff.

Anyway, don't worry about getting into the study a bit 'later in life', it can be depressing if you let it get to you, but you always need to look at it the other way round; that it's never too late and you are actually (as a 29yr old) still relatively young.

Anyway, gl with it and with not playing poker haha

  10-Mar-13, 07:07   #5

Joined: Apr '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 47 (F)
Posts: 484
Thumbs Up for the charity work was it one charity or a few diffident ones . i have been looking for work for ages now the kids are older but no luck i been thinking of volentry work Smile

  10-Mar-13, 07:45   #6
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Philippines
Age: 40 (M)
Posts: 544
good luck with your studies....me too is considering to take a seconfd course too....maybe law or something but still evaluating my finances....

  10-Mar-13, 07:50   #7

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 10052
good luck man- really hope you'll sort out your life. glad to see you're not afraid to tell publicly about your situation Thumbs Up. i'm pretty sure if u put in enough effort you will get the results you wish.

  10-Mar-13, 11:09   #8
Joined: Dec '08
Location: Netherlands
Age: 37 (M)
Posts: 579
I dont know how much poker you have played ...but saying you going to stop isnt stopping...

I have said so many times i would stop gambling in my life but its just like any other addiction...very hard to stop..

  10-Mar-13, 11:09   #9

Joined: Feb '11
Location: Canada
Age: 28 (M)
Posts: 831
It is bitter sweet reading this one, on one end glad to hear your growing your intellectual self by going back to school a few years out of the gate (like peeps sayin 29 not an ol' fart by any means Tongue ) good luck .

  10-Mar-13, 11:58   #10

Joined: May '12
Location: Belgium
Age: 26 (M)
Posts: 275
Wish you the best of luck takingdrugs. I think it is a very wise decision of you to go to study because nowadays every respected firm that recruits workers ask for a valuated degree (at least Bachelor, and Master is respected). It's never to late to take those decisions. I had in my class in uni a woman of 40+ who studied for a diploma...

A poker career is not really a 'job' because of the up and downswings. The game depends too much on luck and variance.
For me poker is something like a hobby, which I like to do and is a challenge for me.

By the way, at first it would be smart to stop with poker for a while till you find your way in your studies. But in the meanwhile you get spare time as well, which I use (sometimes) to play poker.
So maybe you can still play...
My advice for you is that it's much more important to stay away from the drugs, takingdrugs. Big Smile

Just kidding, Good luck! Blink

  10-Mar-13, 21:20   #11
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 53 (M)
Posts: 5361
TAKINGDRUGS........ As I was reading your post I had the age of about 57 in mind, then saw you are 29! WOW...not a bad return on your investment (half a million)....A big WELL DONE to you.

Good luck with whatever you choose to do, but ill miss seeing ya at the felts.

  10-Mar-13, 21:34   #12
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 41 (F)
Posts: 12435
All the best with your studies and the rest of your life.
But i have to disagree that being 29 is old Smile
You are still quite young, not even 30 Smile

  10-Mar-13, 21:50   #13

Joined: Sep '12
Location: Netherlands
Age: 58 (M)
Posts: 335
Posted by Mober:
But i have to disagree that being 29 is old Smile
You are still quite young, not even 30 Smile

Yep I'm 53 and all this old age thing is really pissing me off. Sad

  10-Mar-13, 22:47   #14

Joined: Feb '12
Location: Canada
Age: 58 (M)
Posts: 5915
Nice of you to do so much charity work.... Very commendable...!!!

I tried the 'No More Poker' thing once.... I found myself drawn back like a zombie,....or maybe more like the people on Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind strangely compelled to go to the mountain.... Big Smile

  11-Mar-13, 00:01   #15

Joined: Mar '12
Location: Netherlands
Age: 45 (M)
Posts: 587
wish you all the luck ...and prosperity in the future.. stop taking too much drugs Smile

  11-Mar-13, 00:29   #16
Joined: Aug '12
Location: Slovakia
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 688
I dont know why but that name of topic reminded be one song which I like but I didnt hear it for longer time.. so thanks Big Smile

And good luck to your next life and in school... So you will be again between college chicks, thats not really bad Big Smile

  11-Mar-13, 17:02   #17

Joined: Jan '13
Location: Ukraine
Age: 28 (M)
Posts: 115
good luck!you are going to graduade your college...I am sure.
don't stop and have fun during the studying, Thumbs Up

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