So I bet you’ve been thinking to yourself all day: how on earth does little Tessa WALK to the moon? Well wonder no longer my friend, here is how I have walked my way to the launchpad of my dreams, starting in the USA.
Stop 1: North America
When I was 4 I went on a plane for the first time to the USA. I remember being so excited that I asked Mum if we were there yet when we got off the terminal transfer train at Heathrow. Mum was less excited. We went skiing in Colorado as a super loving family of 4: Me, Mum, Dad and my older sister Sarah. It was the most fantastic adventure.
We skidded into Fort Whippersnapper like James Bond agents on skis, and ran round in the snow hunting for fools gold. We whooshed through yurts and warmed our mitts drinking hot chocolate in Native American style teepees. We bought warm cinnamon cookies from a shack at the bottom of the piste and ate blueberry muffins in the morning (cake for breakfast!) After a fun-packed day on the mountain we made paper projects out of the maps and stickers we’d found whilst watching cartoons on Nickelodeon. I was so inspired creating books based on our explorations of the day and imagining what great adventures we would have tomorrow.
As the birth-place of my desire to dream of exploration and adventure, the USA had to be the first stop on Little Tessa's walk to the Moon. Here Little Tessa meets the Navajo, Native Americans who encourage her to dream huge dreams for her life. Under the moon they create a magical place for her to decide with strong intention that she will make them come true, taking her first steps towards lift-off.