Motivated. Thas was the word I was looking for.
I just realised I have gradually become less motivated to play over the last couple months. But since it was happening so slowly I failed to actually notice my change in motivation.
As soon as I wrote down and applied my cash out strategy however, it gave me a new goal and new sense of direction. Now i'm really looking forward to attempting to hit that $14k barrier so that I can cash out again, and all of a sudden I am extremely keen on hitting the tables again. I guess that's an added benefit of setting myself those goals the other day.
My last session went for a little under an hour, and was mainly at $1/2 as I try to finish off my William Hill monthly $50 bonus, as well as having a couple Bodog tables open to clear some more of my bonus there before it runs out on the 26th. Turned out to be a nice little session where I made about 25BBs excluding bonuses. I'll post a couple hands in a separate post.
The session finished on a sour note .. my Gigabyte 8600GT graphics card decided to stop outputting to my TV. A few minutes later, it decided to stop outputting to my monitor as well. Couple hours later, its working back to my monitor, but as soon as I flick it to the TV as well, the monitor flicks off. Reboot, and now nothing's going. I think it is fried, so will buy another today. Might upgrade to a 9600GT I think.
Then this morning I get an email from Party of a reload bonus of 100% up to $500 which clears in $100 increments ... however ... it is unclear as to how many points you need to clear each increment, so I might wait for some clarification on 2p2.
Current bankroll: $12,150