I am Tessa. I’m no good at ‘about me’ – partly because I forget that you can’t meet me in person to figure that out yourself, and partly because I don’t know what you’d want to know.


Long story short, I’m in between. I fit the horrible stereotype of a twenty-something whose life is not only not on track, but who hasn’t chosen an end game.

I want to travel, to see the world. I want to immerse myself in other cultures. I want to speak foreign languages. I want to write, and to learn to be an engaging story teller. I want to benefit the people I encounter wherever I go. One day I’d like to be a photo journalist for National Geographic.

I was a private school teacher in New England for a little over a year after I graduated and then spent a year desperately trying to live a life that wasn’t yet ready for me. I returned recently to the great state of Florida to continue teaching while I accrue the means to embark on the nomad’s life. Or, you know, something completely different and unexpected, as usual.

I’d die without humor. Reading, writing, traveling, finding adventures, and stumbling upon unplanned escapades are my truest passions. I have a BA in Philosophy and am a student of life. For the most part I don’t know how to get to all of the places I want to go, but here’s to trying.

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  1. Hey Tessa I am Dan nice to meet you I am also a writer. I’ve written 799 short stories and 20 books to check them out go to http://www.curleymania.wordpress.com. My life is just getting on track again after some mental health problems in not being able to get sleep. Now things are going better next year I hope to start to build myself up slowly through part time work. That is cool you teach in New England. I am from New England. You will get on track and find out what you want in life. You got your whole life ahead of you!


    1. Hi Dan – I’m sorry I thought I replied to this back when you wrote it. I guess life just got in the way. It does that a lot.

      Thank you for your words of encouragement. I will continue to poke around your blog when I get the chance – I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read so far. 🙂

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      1. Yea life does. I have a lot of friends that just got busy. I got a Christmas card this year from a friend I hadn’t been in touch with for two years. She is a real nice girl and it made me happy to hear from her. Your welcome Tessa. Any time you are not feeling well you can write me I am usually here 99.9 percent of the time! I am glad you have liked my blog. I am excited writing this new horror book. I am also going to keep an eye on your blog to see how you are doing. Be well my friend!

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  2. Thanks so much for following Oh, the Places We See. We have a lot in common — first, that love of travel, and second, the love of teaching. I’m anxious to know if you are still pursuing work in China. Sounds fascinating! Here’s hoping your get over your colds, sore throats, etc. Winter can be brutal, especially if you don’t feel well.


    1. I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve seen of your blog and I’ll be continuing to poke through it. Thanks for stopping by here!

      I have a job offer in China for February and I’m pursuing it to the best of my ability. Unfortunately a few interrupting circumstances have depleted my bank account, so at this point, whether I am able to go or not is a matter of finances. I’m hoping I can scrape together what I need to get there, but only time will tell. I am optimistic that even if I have to once again pass on this opportunity that it will eventually fall into place, even if it takes longer than I hoped. I’ll never give up on the travel bug, and the teaching seems to be sticking as well!

      Thank you for your kind words, I’m just going one day at a time and seeing what life sends my way! 🙂

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    1. Hi Lisa! Thanks for stopping by, I’m always happy to find friends with shared interests. Unfortunately my travelling has been on hiatus and will probably not resume for at least another year, but I cannot wait until that day comes. 🙂 I will enjoy poking around your blog, and I hope you enjoy what you find here!


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