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Unhappy Eye opener... - 09-17-2008, 03:09 PM

Someone at the last event asked me how long I have been playing... I had to stop and think and then I realized I have been playing on tour since 2002. It was at the time I asked myself what am I doing here. I have been playing on tour for 6 six years and I have gone nowhere. This was a real eye opener for me. I think it is time for me to rethink things. Yes I love the game, I love to compete, and I love the traveling and meeting new people. But I don't know how much longer I can keep doing this. I'm going to finish the year out and then I'm really going to do some serious thinking. If I don't start dedicating myself to this game and start playing more than once a week I'm going to have to give it up.

Just something I had to let out...


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Thumbs up playing on the tour - 09-17-2008, 04:06 PM

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Someone at the last event asked me how long I have been playing... I had to stop and think and then I realized I have been playing on tour since 2002. It was at the time I asked myself what am I doing here. I have been playing on tour for 6 six years and I have gone nowhere. This was a real eye opener for me. I think it is time for me to rethink things. Yes I love the game, I love to compete, and I love the traveling and meeting new people. But I don't know how much longer I can keep doing this. I'm going to finish the year out and then I'm really going to do some serious thinking. If I don't start dedicating myself to this game and start playing more than once a week I'm going to have to give it up.

Just something I had to let out...
I am sorry to hear that you are thinking about giving up the game. Yes it can be trying at times, but you already do what a lot of women and men pool players only wish you can do and that is to play professionally. I have been playing pool competively for more than 10 years and haven't come close to the level where I can hang with the guys on the tour. I only wish I had the time to dedicate myself to the game that I love, but I belong to uncle sam until I decide I don't want to be in the military anymore. Even though I cannot put in the amount of time that I would like, I still dream of one day not only being able to compete but to hopefully be a champion as well. Just something to think about. Don't give up on your dreams.
  
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09-17-2008, 04:10 PM

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Someone at the last event asked me how long I have been playing... I had to stop and think and then I realized I have been playing on tour since 2002. It was at the time I asked myself what am I doing here. I have been playing on tour for 6 six years and I have gone nowhere. This was a real eye opener for me. I think it is time for me to rethink things. Yes I love the game, I love to compete, and I love the traveling and meeting new people. But I don't know how much longer I can keep doing this. I'm going to finish the year out and then I'm really going to do some serious thinking. If I don't start dedicating myself to this game and start playing more than once a week I'm going to have to give it up.

Just something I had to let out...

It is always good to reflect upon ones self, and it certainly is the only way to make a difficult decision like this. I wish you the best no matter what you decide to do, in my opinion you have been a great player and you really have nothing to prove to anyone.

Take Care and best Wishes!!!!!!


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09-30-2008, 04:29 PM

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Someone at the last event asked me how long I have been playing... I had to stop and think and then I realized I have been playing on tour since 2002. It was at the time I asked myself what am I doing here. I have been playing on tour for 6 six years and I have gone nowhere. This was a real eye opener for me. I think it is time for me to rethink things. Yes I love the game, I love to compete, and I love the traveling and meeting new people. But I don't know how much longer I can keep doing this. I'm going to finish the year out and then I'm really going to do some serious thinking. If I don't start dedicating myself to this game and start playing more than once a week I'm going to have to give it up.

Just something I had to let out...
Maybe take a year off tour, as long as you don't lose your status.

A break away from the game is a good way to re-prioritize things in your life.

As a competative person myself, it drives me nuts not to improve and climb the rankings. Truth is, for you and all other working people, to stay at the top of the game may take more hours than you have.

You are tremendously talented, that got you very far, the next step/level is about dedication.

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Good luck - 10-08-2008, 09:36 PM

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Someone at the last event asked me how long I have been playing... I had to stop and think and then I realized I have been playing on tour since 2002. It was at the time I asked myself what am I doing here. I have been playing on tour for 6 six years and I have gone nowhere. This was a real eye opener for me. I think it is time for me to rethink things. Yes I love the game, I love to compete, and I love the traveling and meeting new people. But I don't know how much longer I can keep doing this. I'm going to finish the year out and then I'm really going to do some serious thinking. If I don't start dedicating myself to this game and start playing more than once a week I'm going to have to give it up.

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Mellisa,

Good luck to you what ever you decide.

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09-29-2014, 05:12 AM

I'd love to be able to play professionally, but it isn't going to happen. I give too many golf lessons from March through October - I don't even see a pool table during that time. Yes, it takes time, a lot of time. If you can do it, do it! I'd hate for you to regret not playing longer later in life.
  
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11-24-2014, 03:38 AM

Melissa maybe you need a break, then get back into it with more passion. What do they say "distance makes the heart grow fonder?"

BTW, while you're off don't join my league, I have a hard enough time with the good players already
  
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11-25-2014, 01:09 PM

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Melissa maybe you need a break, then get back into it with more passion. What do they say "distance makes the heart grow fonder?"

BTW, while you're off don't join my league, I have a hard enough time with the good players already
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Why are you responding to a thread from years ago? Are you trying to build up your post count on purpose?
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