Awww, I'm sorry you're going through this. I hate dealing with fatigue, I get it quite often. It's so frustrating to me when there are things that need to be done (or I want to do) and I don't have the energy for it. I really wish there was a way I could help.
You're very welcome for the hug! I give them out free so anytime you need one just let me know.
You're very welcome! You deserved it! As much as it hurts to hear that the abuser doesn't love you, it's something that MUST be said. I wish someone would have told me that years ago! I admire your boldness very much.
If you hit the pavement enough, you'll get to preform before you know it.
As far as my band goes, we all met when we were in grade school and thought it would be cool someday to be in a band like "weezer or greenday" (back when we thought both bands were the shit). Come high school we all get interested in music and just kinda started jamming together. We'd play house parties and what not for the popular kids until the police started to know who we were.
From there we just got active in our local scene (or at the time, lack of) by going to the local bars and talking with/making friends with the promoters until they started to book us shows. We got the ball rolling and have been having fun (definitely not in a monetary way mind you) when ever and where ever we can since then. We still get rejected from countless shows but every day we are in contact with booking agents and talent buyers trying to play anywhere and everywhere.
That's a great idea, I'm sure the class can help point you in the right direction for where to begin preforming in your area (I mean it, you have a really nice voice, perfect to sing with a piano maybe? or guitar?).
I sing and play guitar in my ska/punk/reggae band, we just got back together and did a mini tour after breaking up a few years ago. Other than that, I do my own acoustic gigs and recordings and occasionally play the sax in jazz ensembles.