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Creating A Legacy Through Writing


JOINING ME in this journey is...



















TERESA GAUDINEZ-MARTINEZ
 "A mother by emotion, a writer by profession, and a blogger by intention. Teresa or Teresay as she is called in the online community is a researcher and web content writer since 2005. Before settling into writing, her work experience was founded on the banking, advertising, and cooperative industries. She is a regular contributor to various SplashPress Media Blogs."

Simplymarrimye's Creating A Legacy Through Writing / Tere's handwriting
Tere's handwriting 

Her handwriting is a calligraphy that defines her innate skill... 

Experts say that penmanship harbors more than the power of self-expression and bears the unique imprint of ones personality. Handwriting reveals hundreds of elements of the person's "personality and character" which includes glimpses into the subconscious mind, intellect, energy, fears, motivations, imagination, integrity, aptitudes, etc. There are over 100 individual traits revealed and an unlimited number of combinations.


Her gifted talent brought her in the world she never dreamed of... She even recalled an incident in her past that somehow foresee her future...

"When one of my college professors at the University of SantoTomas jokingly said to me that I will have a great future in writing, it wasn't at all related to the kind of writing I am doing now as a content writer and blogger. It actually pertained to my handwriting which is almost similar to calligraphy borne out of my early training with the Paulinian penmanship.  At about the same time that I have completed my penmanship subjects at St. Paul’s College Manila, the grade school department was transferred to Pasig and so I transferred to St. Scholastica’sCollege Manila.

However, the Paulinian penmanship remained and it became the reason why I was consistently elected as the class secretary from Grade 4 to 4th Year College. For many years, my handwriting became my only claim to “writing”. Even while employed and already engaged in business, my handwriting was my mark and it distinguished me from the rest."

These old photos may describe her as a pretty young student from primary school to secondary up to college. Anyone could hardly guess how this promising Commerce graduate can dominate the blogosphere world through her excellent writing skills.


Simplymarrimye's Creating A Legacy Through Writing / her not so old school photos
Her not-so old school photos


It's not her penmanship that introduced her to the online community but another unexpected realization of being an inborn writer as well.

"I never saw myself as a writer. I never thought I fit the image of one. Thus when I came face to face with my first real writing opportunity, I was incredulous at what I was about to do. I had to make a reality check several times trying to determine if I have become too ambitious for my own good. 
The confidence came much later after several years of working as a content writer. It still took six years to summon enough courage just to take over a blog called “Just Passing Thru” opened by my husband two years earlier. He never got to write for it except for the Privacy Policy which has also been changed since. At about this time, my writing tasks were shifting from regular content writing to blogging."


With her strong belief that her passion for this art of putting words in print will take her to another avenue of opportunity, that is... digital marketing.

"Thinking about it now, everything just seemed to fall into the place to clear the way for my writing path. My eldest daughter’s job included tasks related to digital marketing and so we decided to introduce “Teresay”. It became our practice ground for everything we wanted to try about blogging and two other blogs followed: “La Vida Milagrosa” and “A LetterWriter”. With my daughter attending to the technical side of all my blogs, I had the the freedom to concentrate on writing which I have already learned to love."

Savoring every word of her favorite quote... somehow quenched my innermost. 

"I am way past the age of believing that I can live forever. I have always been fascinated with legacies and this led me to thinking what kind of legacy I can leave to my own children. It is clear to me now that my writings through my blogs will serve that purpose for me."


Simplymarrimye's Creating A Legacy Through Writing / her favorite quote by Chuck Palahniuk
Her favorite quote by Chuck Palahniuk



For Tere... Faith, Family, and Education are what she considers utmost important in her life. She believes that:

"Whatever strength I possess at this time comes from these three which I consider the very foundation of who I am as a person and as a writer. Faith serves as my anchor in life. Family gives me the reason to persevere. Continuous Education in whatever form supplies me with the capability to reinvent myself to adapt to prevailing conditions. 
My decisions are based on three strong beliefs as well. Our faith, regardless of what it is, defines our lives to a large degree. In the human level, family is the most important thus we never give up on family. Lastly, I believe that continuous education is the main key to achieving life goals and objectives. The moment we stop learning, we stop growing."

Simplymarrimye's Creating A Legacy Through Writing / the family that brought her up
The family that brought her up
(with her parents and siblings)
Simplymarrimye's Creating A Legacy Through Writing / the family that she brought up
The family that she brought up
(with her husband, children and grandchildren)

She became a grandmother at a young age... Actually her eldest grandchild is older than her two other kids. 

This passage has been sent on Mother's Day... Coming straight from the heart of her eldest daughter Eliziel Daphne and I quote:

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” 
Thank you for being there all the time. Happy Mother's Day Mama!"

I'm truly privileged to feature Ms. Tere and I want to take this opportune time to extend my deepest gratitude to her in joining me in this journey by unselfishly sharing her purpose driven life.



40 comments:

  1. Thank you Marri for this very wonderful article about me and my family. I really appreciate the fact that you took the time to know more about me before you wrote this article. It shows how much dedication you have for writing and blogging. Again, thank you.

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    1. You're very much welcome Ms Tere. I feel more appreciative than you think. It's a great pleasure having you here. I know, we have common goals in giving our best to improve our craft.

      "Writing is not merely putting words in print but speaking our hearts out to touch other people's lives."

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  2. I love reading Teresa's post as she writes really well and has some thought provoking articles. It's also nice she has a good penmanship because I don't. I'm thankful for computers, I can write and people can understand. =>

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    1. Her writings are not only substantial but authoritative. She delivers the message of any article in such a manner that readers can relate to.

      Every stroke of her penmanship speaks of who and what she truly is as a person.

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  3. you are really a writer by heart sis.. keep it up

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    1. Ms Tere's passion for writing is even more rewarding when people see her beyond her words. She is truly a remarkable one.

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  4. While you mention penmanship throughout the post, I am becoming more interested and curious to see how that looks like.

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    1. If you notice the photo with a caption: Tere's handwriting... that's how her penmanship looks like. It resembles a calligraphy.

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  5. A very inspiring personality you featured here. How I wish I was as industrious during my productive years. I could have accomplished more like her.

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    1. Hmmm... it's not yet too late for you Sir Ed. You're a good writer as well and I believe you can still aim to take your craft to a higher level.

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  6. I've been a regular reader/visitor of Ms. Teresa's blog and I personally met her in a blog event at Serendra Plaza. She is nice and sweet.

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    1. You are lucky to have met her already. I just wish we can see each other personally... as in face-to-face with TERESAY.

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  7. Thanks for sharing this post. This is one way of getting to know more about sis Teresa.

    Ria C

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    1. Online community is an avenue for bloggers and internet users to interact with each other. It's a healthy way of getting to know someone and be inspired with his/her life.

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  8. Awww I like Ms. Tere too and her way of writing. A very inspiring mother at the same blogger that I just get to know for couple of months now. She deserve this recognition :-)

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    1. Her blog sites are all reflections of her true and genuine character. These two roles in her life make her the person she is now.

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  9. how nice of you to feature her! good to know about her...:)

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    1. Featuring inspiring profiles like that of Ms Teresa is one of my goals in creating this site. I'm truly grateful to her for giving me this chance.

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  10. Her blogs are one of the most well written blogs I read from time to time. Great to know more things about her.

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    1. Ms Tere's blogs are worth-reading and truly motivating. They define her personality and those anecdotes of her daily adventures as a mother just prove how dedicated and committed she is.

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  11. Licky me to meet this wonderful woman. Sayang hindi ako nakapag-autograph. Next time sis I'll do it. Thanks again Marri for sharing yet another writer story that is deemed to inspire others.

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    1. She's indeed a great inspiration to all mothers like me. I also want to meet her personally.

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  12. Wow, it seldom happens that your grandchildren are older than your own kids. And yes, kudos to her achievements, very worthy to emulate.

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    1. I never knew this too until I featured her. She became a LOLA at a very young age and she seems to take the role gracefully.

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  13. Oh wow! This is a really good feature of how wonderful Teresay is on her every article. And I must say, her works give a lot of eye-opening experience and really good reads! :)

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    1. I have a lot of prospective profiles in mind and she's one of my personal choices. Not only she has good articles but she possess such work ethics that other bloggers don't have.

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  14. Revisiting. If I may add, love reading her posts, 'masyadong malaman' (in-depth) that after reading them, you really gained some insights to things you probably encountered for the first time.

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    1. It's true Sir Donald. She writes like a Chef who cooks his specialty dish with passion. All ingredients when put together makes a very sumptuous food that everyone would wish to taste.

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  15. This just proves that Tere is really an amazing woman. I admire this person for her inspiring words and experiences. God bless you more.

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    1. A woman of substance and a mother of good values... No wonder her children grow up to be obedient and respectful.

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  16. This is touching and yes, I really admire how Ms. Tere writes. She writes with so much depth and candor that could really capture the reader's interest.

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    1. She always makes sure that her writings will impact her readers. This is how effective she is.

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  17. this is so beautifully written :) I am a fan of Ms. Tere :) Now I am lost for words because she simply is a beautiful person inside and out...

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    1. I'm sure these kind remarks will reach Ms Tere's knowledge. I'm glad you find this post well done. Thank you :)

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    1. Indeed! She's one great example of a prim and proper blogger/writer.

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  19. i always admire her writings and always enjoyed reading her blog, like the others here, i'm one of the fan! its always great to know more about the writer itself, thanks Marri for sharing it to us! :)

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    1. Although I haven't seen her in person and we're just acquainted through this online channel, I feel her warmth and kindness. I believe that we all have such human instinct.

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  20. I super adore Ms. Tere! I love how she amazes me through her words :)

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    1. Her writing style is just impressive that even the simplest of topic can be explained in great details.

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