Sooner or later, we all quote our mother

It’s Mother’s Day! And just like the last 5 years, I’m not with my mom to celebrate. I don’t get to give her a big hug and make her breakfast in bed like she deserves. I selfishly chose to start my adult life 6000 miles away. 



My mom raised me and my sister good. Of course we didn’t always listen and take her advise, if I did I would be a doctor right now and not some broke musician 😉 

Me and my mom always had a special bond. I never got to that age where I was embarressed of giving my mom a hug in front of other kids or any of those stupid things kids get embarressed off. I never had many fights with my mom as a teenager, she was always the one I could turn to. When Anything fun or dramatic would happen at school, I would ride my bike home as fast as I could to tell my mom about it. 



When me and my sister were in elementary she and my dad wanted her to stay home so that we’d never be alone or be “key kids.” As they call it in holland. That means that at a young age you have the key to your house and you’re just home alone until your parents get home from work. We were lucky that my dad made enough money by himself that my parents were able to work things out that way, since nowadays for many families that’s impossible. 



Every morning my mom would wake us up and then fix us breakfast. Once we got downstairs, breakfast was on the table and while we ate she would do our hair. Coming back on break she’d be ready for us with lunch fixed and happy to see us. After lunch she’d get us to to do a little bit of school work. I don’t know what we would have done without her there. Dad would’ve made us tomato sandwiches daily haha! (That’s his specialty) 



When my mom and dad had a rough patch in their marriage, she could’ve easily given up, and left. She would’ve had the world on her side and nobody would blame her. But she chose the harder route. My parents worked out their issues. My mom is loyal, and when my parents got married they made a commitment to each other for life. My mom has taught me so much about forgiveness and to look at the most important things in life. While I had posters of movie stars in my room, I should’ve just looked at my mom, she is the only role model I needed.



When you’re a kid you don’t realize how good, or bad you have it. You think everyone lives the exact same way as you do. Now as an adult I realize I had it extremely good growing up.  I have the BEST parents ❤️



My mom was our everything growing up, our teacher, our coach, our alarm clock, our detective, our caretaker and our best friend. Thank you mom, for having made me the person I’m proud to be today. 



Spoiled Brat!

is what I am… I remember sitting on my room as a teenager dreaming about the future. I was gonna live in a house with a porch and a big yard with trees. Slowly but surely I’ve come to match my life to the dreams I’ve had as a kid. My dreams are coming true! I love days like these where I sit and take it all in. I’m the kind of person that is always wanting more, always pushing, so much discipline and drive. Which on paper sounds great! In practice I’ve realized it can also take appreciation out of life. I always strive for more. But sitting on my back porch today I realized how far I’ve already come, at just 25. I know I’m no millionaire, or scientist or anything brilliant. But my life is perfect.

 



I’ve always been a dreamer. A bit quiet most of the time, but always have gotten along with everyone. I remember a trip to the usa I took with my parents and sister, from Arizona, to Nevada, to California. One day, I thought, one day I will have my own car and drive these roads myself! I will have a house here with a porch and rocking chairs and some dogs. And here I am, I thought today, the dogs running around playing and me sitting here with a book, listening to the wind move the trees. I slowly saw the sun set behind them and went inside. 

Doing yoga for the past month has really helped me to just take a moment out of the day to not be doing something. To just tell my brain to shut up and shut down for a little while. I love it! It makes me realize that the giant to do list I keep in my mind is really not all that important. It’s good to completely relax every now and then. I’m loving this simple country life, as long as there’s food on the table and smiles on everyone’s faces, life is good. I never looked at things that way before. 

I’ve also learned to not compare my life to anyone elses. Each person has their own goals and beliefs, there’s always going to be someone smarter, funnier, prettier, and more successful than you. Everyone has their own journey. And I’m loving mine.