My live is reaching its next chapter. I do no longer have my little apartment in Austria, I am no longer flying around the world playing poker tournaments and most importantly I am no longer sad. 2012 has been one of the saddest years for me. I had a very rough break up that has given me lot of grief and agony.
It also happened to coincide with my biggest downswing in poker. There were many days where I didnt want to get out of bed let alone play poker or do something productive. I guess looking back I would say I was very close to a depression (if not fully in one). I felt very powerless, in love as in luck.
However, and sorry if this was kinda a sad intro, 2012 was at the same time one of the best years. I got to know the most important person to me a whole lot better. Myself. I have gotten to know myself so much better. I have thought about what I want, where I want to be and what people to surround myself with. I am very thankful for this discovery.
I got presented with a great opportunity this year to invest and be part of an internet startup called PokerFacePR (http://www.pokerfacepr.com). PokerFacePR is an entire poker marketing solution geared to poker players. We were quickly able to secure some very big names with our service and have since than been thriving!
As a result of this new activity, I decided to cut down on my poker and poker travels – at least for now.
This fall I got presented with an opportunity to take over most of PokerFacePR and become its CEO. I was more than thrilled to take over PokerFacePR and bring in my team and work culture. This has been a massive success. We are currently a team of 5 working full time and more soon to come. I am so proud of myself and of my team for this accomplishment.
An equally big impact on my life this year is Mexico. I have been visiting Mexico on a regular basis, well I am part Mexican. I always feel very welcome and it is just so nice to have a big loving family.
This time I visited I fell in love. I have been putting poker and work before my girlfriends so far – which has never ended good. I was also determined to learn from my last long term relationships. I am totally over that. There is no worse feeling than having an argument or even a break up that is not in person. The decision was pretty simple: I am moving to Mexico!
So here I am, on my flight to Mexico (god do I love my IPad!), ready to start a new chapter in my life.