Showing Up In Boulder

MiraclesThere’s one way to show up to your life: it’s to follow your heart. This past few weeks have been a true test of following my heart even when I feel raw, scared, and unfaithful. I was accepted to Watson University in May, a program that is redefining higher education and shaping the world’s upcoming social entrepreneurs. Honored to be a scholar, I moved to Boulder, CO. All my routines, my support system, my dogs, my Organic Market-the infrastructure that I built to keep my anxiety at bay and myself thriving was gone. It felt as if my whole life was unraveling in order for me to create a new one.

I looked at flights home. I left voicemails of me crying on multiple members of my support system’s phone. I didn’t want to let go of the life knew, the one that felt safe, and most comfortable.

It’s at these moments where we feel most raw and vulnerable that we grow the most. As hard as it is for me to accept that or even acknowledge that fact, it is true. I believe we show up to our life when we follow what we know is best for ourselves. Though your fear voice may be screaming, it’s these times where we truly learn about ourselves. We learn how we can pull the tiniest amount of strength and make something out of it.

My Mindfulness teacher, Miss Casey, would call this my “growing edge”. We face our growing edge when we are spreading wings, and ready to fly, and trusting that we can.

Let me tell you-it may not always be super fun showing up to your life, but it will reap the greatest rewards.

Move beyond your limits.

Forgive your fears.



Show up to your life.

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4 Comments on “Showing Up In Boulder”

  1. Lisa
    September 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    For our muscles to grow, we have to push them harder. For our brains to grow, we must challenge it. For us to grow, we have to push and challenge! You are growing Tessa, good luck!

  2. Judy Cacciola
    January 15, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    You are truly an inspiration, a mind full of energy and passion for feelings. Your spirit to accept and never give up is encouraging. I am going to pass this website to everyone who is going through these tough times and on to educators so they can be aware and guide in the proper way. My own daughter suffers the same anxiety and I am so excited to just turn on your youtube video, to give her some inspiration. I am grateful, touched and excited for you to teach the worl! Go Tessa! A big supporter. Judy Cacciola

  3. March 4, 2014 at 12:26 am #

    I really want to go to Watson! How did you get in? What is it like?

    • March 10, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

      It’s hard to summarize Watson, but it’s a school for the change maker in us all that helps us tap into our unique abilities and harness entrepreneurial skills. Here’s the link to the site:

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