re: Poker & Question on advancing up in buy ins
Add in one higher buy-in game per session for every 5 win gain you make at what is now your standard game. Do it as a treat, a reward for playing well. If you win, you can repeat, if not, wait until you are up another 5 buy-ins at your standard game.
There should come a time when you might be playing 50-50 at two different buy-ins. This was normal and natural for me, and I gotta think that most folks will go thru something like that.
You have learned the most important thing at the low levels, patience. Keep that patience and you will likely do fine. Funny thing about moving up is that by wanting and asking about it, you are showing (we all do/did) the very impatience that will work against you.