It's been a really frustrating start to the year:
This is about as bad of a stretch of stake variance as I've had since playing high limits. Basically all my winrates are reversed from the last few years. It seemed like every time I sat down to play this month, regardless of what stakes I was playing, I was always getting crushed at whatever table was my highest limit. The last few weeks in particular were tough to stomach. It'd been a while, probably a year or so, since I've run that bad. I think I got a little too comfortable after running well for the last half of last year and forgot just how bad you can run at this game.
My win rate isn't too far off of what it normally is so there isn't much cause for concern. That said I don't feel like I've played well at any point this year. I'm really struggling with motivation and as a result have put in about half the volume I normally do. I'm setting myself up for a near impossible grind at the end of this year so it's entirely possible I don't make SNE.
I'm headed back to the US tomorrow. I'm planning on doing some studying while home that I neglected this past fall. After getting home, it's off to Vegas for some much needed fun with friends and then it'll most likely be off to Costa Rica. It's looking like I'll be in Costa Rica from April to October. I'll have an update when I get there.
Good luck at the tables everyone.