There’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.