Hey everyone. This is probably going to not be a short post, just to prepare you before you start reading it. Let me introduce myself. I'm Alex. I'm 23, and work in the centre of London on around about £23.5k a year (roughly $35k). Living in the centre of London has left me with minimal disposable income for trips, nights out, holidays, stuff like that. It's been a tough 9 months! I've visited Vegas twice, and am totally in love with the place. My first trip was during my route 66 holiday back in the summer of 2012 with a non gambling flatmate. We had a great time, drank a fair bit and gambled quite a bit on machines on our limited student budgets. My last trip was in February for the superbowl, which happened to coincide with my brothers 21st birthday. This trip was also fantastic, we drank a lot, eat good food, and generally I had an amazing time. The problem of course for me comes with the fact that flying from London to Vegas costs me about half of my monthly salary after taxes. I don't have comps because I've only been twice on such a limited budget, and it takes a long time therefore between trips. This doesn't really make me particularly happy, and I decided that I in fact wanted a 2nd trip this year, sometime in the winter. Getting permission from my girlfriend for another Vegas trip wasn't a problem, but cost was, and still is a huge issue. I work with a guy who has been playing poker for around five years, a mix of holdem and OMAHA mainly. He claimed to be pretty good, and I thought I'd look him up online and check out his record, turns out he wasn't lying, and he's won a fair amount in the last five years. He has never been to Vegas, but knows he's always wanted to go. He suggested we go to Vegas together. Great, I thought. A new companion to head to my favourite place with. Of course, my issue of cost still arose and I said the trip wouldn't be this year unless I somehow won a huge bet over here (I regularly bet sports here in the uk). He then suggested I become a grind player at low limits poker. My poker background is sketchy to say the least, I'm certainly not profitable, and I usually end up tilting, or chasing down bad hands when I don't need to. His challenge to me was, if I win $8 a day between now and November, I'd have enough to cover a flight, a hotel for 5 days and some cash to spend. Sounds easy right? So I've decided to keep a record of how I'm doing, not really for anyone else, but for myself. By being able to view my progress, I'm hoping I'll be able to see improvement in my bankroll, and my game as I head towards my target. My goal is to have $1875 from poker, from a starting bankroll of just $70, having not ever been properly profitable long term at poker before. I'm going to use this thread to blog my updates and hopefully try get some helpful motivation, tips and any chat that comes with it.