After a month spent rambling around Europe, I’m back in California and am desperately trying to sort out my suitcases and get ready for the World Series of Poker. One of the big challenges of having no-fixed-address, is packing. Lugging a pile of enormous and heavy bags through security time and again, is getting annoying. So, I’m doing my best to pare things down to just the basics. This is a lot easier when I’m just playing poker. A couple of pairs of jeans, some t-shirts and my favourite hoody are pretty much all I need. Add some on-camera work into the mix and all of the sudden my suitcases are exploding with all of the gubbins I need for getting dressed up for work.
This summer I’m really lucky in that I get to indulge in both sides of my poker split-personality. For the next couple of weeks, I’ll be playing WSOP events for Party Poker. In other words, I’ll be bracelet hunting! Then in July, once again I get to take up my job as ESPN’s sideline reporter for the Series. I absolutely love this gig and am stoked to get back behind a microphone. I work with a really incredible production company and some fantastic producers at ESPN so it’s always a lot of fun, as well as a lot of long hours and hard work. There’s something really satisfying about working hard and stretching into a role.
I can’t wait to see what this summer brings!