It is amazing how fast a persons mental state can change as soon as new information becomes available.
I was playing a show a few weeks ago. It was a last minute show that the whole band was really excited to be a part of it. Out of the blue just as I am ready to get up on stage and start playing, my mother pops out like a creature from no where... and this should have been wonderful. On many levels it was amazing, I was thrilled and ecstatic for her to come to a gig and show her support! For some reason though, it startled me so much that I was unable to relax and it threw me off for my entire performance... not that it was terrible but it definitely wasn't my best.
So, the good news is that every uncomfortable experience contains a wonderful lesson waiting to be learned. So thank you mom, for supporting me and my musical endeavors and for teaching me that in the midst of uncertainty that I just need to let go and shine.
In other words.... I need to be light as a feather... not stiff as a board!