Well I really haven't played much at all since sometime in July. I just got bored and distracted with other stuff, so I didn't really feel like playing through a downswing or b/e or whatever was going on at the time. Now I can honestly say that I am about as focused as I have ever been on poker and have found the motivation to play some volume. I also made some tweaks in my game that I think are going to make me win 1-2 ptbb more so Im excited to see how that works out. I missed the first week or so this month and have a quite a bit of work w/ college so I would be happy to get 25k hands in before halloween comes around.
On another note, when I take a break from playing, even if its only a month or two, I usually seem to find that the play has changed slightly (better typically). This time I don't notice that at all. Maybe the level of play is leveling out in ssnl or maybe its just random variance or poor observation on my part, but Im optimistic I can gain some ground on the competition in the near future.