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

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh at 60 plus is still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Her new journey's include Diabetes controlled by insulin. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). The books will probably never be finished. She keeps her blog filled with useful content, occasional devotionals (She is a Christian), stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family and blog keep her busy.
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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.

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