100 Word Challenge: Your name here


100 Word Challenge: Your name here

Teresa Elizabeth Dean

I was born Teresa Elizabeth. Like Tara I have spent my life trying to get people to spell Teresa the way mine is spelled. I have no “H” in it. I was named after both grandmothers and really hate my name. Maybe if they pronounced it the way it is in Italian, my grandmother was Italian and it is really pronounced Ter – asa, long A, I might be able to tolerate it, but I would still spend my life telling people how my name is pronounced.

I wish they had chosen Elizabeth as my first name and not the middle.


Exactly 100 words.


Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems



About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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4 Responses to 100 Word Challenge: Your name here

  1. Tara R. says:

    At one point, I even thought of having business cards printed that spelled out my name phonetically. Now, I explain once how to pronounce Tara, and if someone remembers that tells me they were paying attention.

    Liked by 1 person

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