As I sipped on my third cup of coffee one snowy evening on a Wednesday in December a few years back, I realized one thing: I love writing. It was a late night, I had been working on a project of mine all day long, and I had to write about the concept behind my project. I suddenly was enveloped in the story of my piece. A piece that I had worked so hard on. I realized at that moment that I love writing when it involves something that is so close to my heart. Something that I am passionate about. That’s when it all began.

Hello friends! Thanks for visiting Teresa Talks!
My name is Teresa, and I am a 22 year old college graduate from Illinois State University with a double major in Graphic Design and Photography.

My days are spent at Pearl Companies in Peoria, IL doing Web Design, Photography, and Graphic Design – all things that I love. In the evenings, most of the time I can be found editing photos from my Photography business, “Photographs by Teresa” check out my site here.
In my spare time (what’s that?) I can be found at the gym, voice lessons, on stage in community theater, filling up my planner for the week, or writing. I love getting to know new people, so please shoot me an email! My extroverted heart will be so happy!

The purpose of this blog is to inspire others through life experiences I have gone through. My goal is to touch as many lives through my words and photography as I possibly can. All of the photography in each of my posts is taken and edited by myself.

I am a Christian, Catholic, and my viewpoints and beliefs peek through my words at times. Please be respectful, as we all have our own opinions and beliefs, but these are simply just mine. Enjoy, and happy reading!

Photograph taken by Victoria Saint Martin