Hi! I'm Teresa. Not like the Mother, though I tell people that when they don't hear my name properly. "Teresa. Like the Mother."
I believe that when we look back on our days, what we hope to remember are moments of acceptance, understanding, clarity, relief, delight. We want to settle into our beds with sighs of contentment, knowing that someone understood us that day or that we found a brief but real bit of joy.
That's the axis upon which I spin, finding ways to create those moments with the work I do. So far that work has fallen mostly in the camp of community development and management. If you'd like to know more about my professional side, I've got an entire work section for you to peruse, located up there in the main navigation.
I also believe in the extraordinary power of a well-crafted sentence. For example: "The curves of your lips rewrite history." Isn't that stunning? Sit with it for a minute, I'll wait.
Thank you, Oscar Wilde.
As one would imagine, this belief translates into my own forays into writing. You can see some of that on my writing page.
Please grab a cup of coffee (or tea or hot chocolate) and have a look around. And thanks for stopping by!