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|(4022) Doug Giesbrecht
Sun, 18 May 2014 04:57:32 +0000
|(4021) Daren Knudson
Sat, 17 May 2014 21:35:56 +0000
|(4020) justin hodge
Sat, 17 May 2014 05:41:47 +0000
I've come to you for guidance. I don't know if you can help me or if you have the moment to help me understand myself. I'm going through a crisis that maybe you can relate to. You're the only one that I know of that may have ben in a similar situation. It's about sacrifice.
I'm married with 3 amazing children. I've been playing music for over 20 years. And I find myself at war with myself. I have a drive to be accomplished, to work as hard as I can to make the most of my talents. I just feel like it's not possible to fulfill my goals musically while giving most of my heart to my family. Music is how I make ends meet. Playing in a cover band. Doing solo acoustic in restaurants or an acoustic duo with my singer. It's all I know.....and love....
When I think of my situation, I think of what you must have gone through (even though I have no idea) I don't know what could have possibly split you from your children and their mother. I'm not trying to pretend I have a clue. You seem to be a pure hearted soul that would do anything for your loved ones. As I am... or try to be.
I balled my eyes out on my wife's shoulder tonight because I feel I need to make a decision between my love for my family and my love for my music. Two seperate loves that I feel are pulling me apart. I feel I have great potential to do great things, If I put in the work. But I can't put in the work, because I feel guilty if I'm not fulfilling every possible moment of happiness to my kids and wife.
I don't know anyone that genuinely understands where I'm coming from. But I feel that you could. I'm just lost and I can't find my way to happiness or fulfillment. "Those Who Wait," I suppose. A matter of time maybe.
Like I said, maybe you can relate. I don't know your personal life so this is a shot in the dark. I'm not very open with my thoughts and feelings. When I found myself crying uncontrollably tonight, I knew I had to reach out to someone that may have an idea of what I'm dealing with in my head.
How do I balance the two? What sacrifice should be made? No matter what, I'm there for my family. I don't mean to sound like I would abandon them. I just know, if I want to be successful in my own eyes, I must make sacrifices.
I'm sorry to burden you with my story. You've been one of the greatest inspirations in my life. I thank you for everything you've brought to my universe. I want to do the same for others. I'm just lost.
Fri, 16 May 2014 23:48:55 +0000
Well done Sir!
Fri, 16 May 2014 18:54:37 +0000
this is Annika from Germany writing to you. I´ve been checking out your tourdates only to figure out that I won´t be able to see one of your shows. All the places that were chosen for your performance are always to far away for me to reach... So I was wondering whether (for your upcoming tour-planning in the next couple of years) you might want to consider playing somewhere around Giessen or Frankfurt so I could get the chance to see you live....? Your inspiring me a lot and I´m having a lot fun to learn your songs and create my own music so I´d really like to get the chance to see you live - someday!!
|(4017) Zach P
Fri, 16 May 2014 07:03:07 +0000
|(4016) Nadia Skidanov
Fri, 16 May 2014 04:19:41 +0000
Hello there Tommy! I am Nadia and I am very pleased to meet you. I have been a fan of your music for quite some time now. You have greatly inspired me, thank you. I know you are doing many tours. I see you are coming to the USA in about a month. I am so excited for that! Would you consider coming to California for your tour? Preferably near L.A? I would be so happy. Somehow, I really hope it will happen! Thanks for reading :D
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|(4015) Les Weiss
Thu, 15 May 2014 23:18:57 +0000
|(4014) Robert Anderson
Thu, 15 May 2014 16:20:48 +0000
|(4013) Scotty Mactier
Thu, 15 May 2014 14:18:06 +0000