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. 



My first official yoga class!



so before today I had only ever sorta taken half a yoga class. In highschool me and my friends went on a visitors pass and took a class. But because of our constant giggling we left half way through. 

In these last few weeks I’ve been wondering if I had been doing the poses right, or was I pushing to hard? I really don’t have a clue.. I looked around here in cullman if there was a place were yoga classes were given. To my surprise there was! “Santosha yoga,” is the name of the studio. I checked times this morning and there was a class at 9:30 that I could make. I quickly signed up, grabbed my May and headed out the door. I didn’t know what to expect. I came in and was greeted by the instructor, everyone waved hello and seemed friendly. 

I rolled out my mat and we sat down. We immediately started. I’m guessing it wasn’t 10 minutes into the class and my arms were already burning and I was working up a sweat. To my surprise I kept up with the class pretty good on most poses. My balance is something I’m proud of, but as for my flexibility I have a loooong way to go. We did this one pose where we spread out legs wide and had to fold our chest to the ground. Everyone was close to nose to the ground while I was still sitting straight up! That was as fat as I could go. 

We did another pose called bird in paradise, I was a little lost at first, but after watching I did a motivated version of it. So proud of myself! 

I was mostly surprised by the effect of the breathing aspect of it. Doing yoga at home I hadn’t really paid much attention to that. I’d watched a video here and there, but usually while watching tv and I would just kinda follow along with the poses but didn’t listen to the instructor in the video. 

I had seen child’s pose before, looking up new poses to do. But it looked boring to me, just laying my head on the ground with my knees tucked in. But today doing child’s pose and taking deep breaths I finally understood the sensation of feeling the energy going through your body. I could feel the breath opening up my ribs and could feel the nerves in my neck all the way down my spine. 

I recommend everyone that’s a new by to yoga like me, to take a class. It sure benefit me and helped me in continuing my practice