So far, I’ve got nothin’. At the very least, I suppose it would be polite for me to introduce myself. If you’ve read my about me section, then this will sound a bit redundant, but if not then Hello, my given name is Theresa, but please feel free to call me Reese.
I’m a bit of a Jane of all trades. I cook (or at least attempt). Design jewelry and occasionally dabble with decorating cakes. I was born in the City of Brotherly Love ( Philly), but only spent the first 3 months of my life there. The other 24 years and 9 months of my life have been spent moving from state to state and country to country. I’ve finally settled down in Charlotte, NC with my fiancé James and our beautiful 8 month old baby girl Jasmine.
As it typically goes, most kids who grow up in the military either join themselves or marry someone who is serving. I suppose that would make me a bit of an exception (for now at least). Luckily for me, when I met James, he had just decided to get out of the Army after serving as a medic for 8 years and go on pursue his degree, which is how we first met. Interestingly enough, we each have conflicting accounts of how we came to be a couple. He’ll tell you that we just happened to be in the right place at the right time, and I’ll say that he pursued me relentlessly. Either way, we’re together, so that’s all that matters :)
I’m a senior at UNCC where I am finishing up my Bachelor’s degree in communication, more specifically PR. When I’m not hunched over my computer frantically typing papers, or engaging in a tickle war with James and Jasmine, I’m out trying new things. Zumba appears to be the latest in my long list of new ventures, which I highly recommend by the way. I’d like to think of myself as pretty adventurous. James will tell you different though, but why would I listen to him? He used to jump out of planes for a living; it’s kind of hard to top that. I’ve gone indoor skydiving (really fun!) and whitewater rafting. Skiing, snowboarding, mountain climbing. I’ve taken cooking lessons, piano lessons and salsa lessons. In short, I’d like to think of myself as pretty well rounded.
I have traveled A LOT. A pretty significant part of my life was spent living in Germany. I’ve traveled to France, Belgium, Austria, England, Italy, Switzerland and Poland, and I have every intention of going back to show my daughter where mommy grew up. Interestingly enough, while I was off leaving my mark on Europe, James was making his way through Asia. Through a combined effort we’ve either lived or visited four continents, and dozens of countries, but we’re not through yet.
“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music the words make.” ~Truman Capote
I said before, I am the girl who never runs out of words. Whether I’m cooking, sleeping, playing with Jasmine, or lying next to James, internally, I’m always writing a story. I hope that this blog will be a way for me to make my inner music audible. So if you like it, stick around for the ride because who knows what crazy shenanigans we’ll be getting into next?