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Teresa is a Brooklyn-born, Jersey-raised, Midwest transplant. She’s a writer, editor, theater director, and creative collaborator. Teresa sees all of her work—across genres and disciplines—as an opportunity to help people say what they mean.

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  1. I appreciate your story, Teresa. Release. I can relate to holding on after the season has passed. I am also growing in that area. My word for this year is Rhythm. After a year of disruption and releasing, I am finding my rhythm. I am paying attention to what aligns with my vision for life and who I aspire to be.

    • Ooh, that’s a good one! “Rhythm” makes me think of music, one of my favorite things–can’t go wrong with music. Thank you so much for reading, Valissa.

  2. Wow! This was difficult to read because I see me In you and your circumstance, BUT I see this as a required read. Thanks for your vulnerability and obedience in sharing. Blessings

    • Thank you for reading, Delilah–and for your support. I almost didn’t share this, but now I’m glad I did.

  3. Thank you so much for this timely message! I ended my relationship for the same reason: lack of contact/communication. He went silent & grew distant. Even though I may have an idea as to why he acted this way, we did not have an in depth conversation to resolve our issues. I kept reaching out and barely received anything in return. So in essence I guess he was releasing me, therefore in return, I released him.

    So thank you for this bc he will survive and so will I!

    • CK, it’s true that we can only guess what’s in a person’s mind, especially if they don’t tell us. But what’s the saying about 90% of communication being nonverbal? I believe that’s also true. May we both get better at releasing and accepting release. Thank you for reading!

  4. Sis Teresa, do I ever. 🙂 Mine is all about wellness and having more energy. Hubby and I are blessed with 3 kiddos – one in college, one in high school, and one in kindergarten. Not a typo. Been married 25 years and in our early 50s. God is good (and a comedian), and the gift of our littlest blessing’s mere presence is pushing us both to show up for him fully as we have for our oldest kids. Yet, the struggle is real some days. So, onward I go with my unfinished business. Rooting for you as you slay yours, too. xoxo

    • Karin, y’all sound like young 50-somethings to me! Thank you for the support (and for reading)–here’s to finishing the unfinished business.

  5. Wow, I enjoyed reading your story. This is so me, I didn’t know that I may be a collector I do the same things collect quotes and memes and things that touch me in some way. I also had a friend go radio silent on me and had to realize she was doing it for her. No matter the reason she needed the space. Enjoyed this, my word for the year is TRUST!

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