Wednesday, June 24, 2015

TPT Seller Challenge Dare to Dream

I was so excited when I saw that some awesome teachers were hosting a TPT Seller Challenge. I opened my store awhile back and always had high hopes for it.  As is the norm for me, I kinda let other things distract me from doing what I need to do for me.  So this challenge was just the motivation I needed to get back into the game.  Week one was Makeover Madness!  How great would it be to look back at one of my first projects and "update it"?!?!?  It would be fabulous, except for last year my laptop crashed (dead, no signs of life, school computer, and our district quit fixing anything Apple) and on that dead laptop was the very few products I had created.  I know I know I should have backed things up...BUT I didn't!  Lesson learned!!!  So needless to say that I couldn't take part in Week One....but if at first you don't succeed TRY, TRY AGAIN!!!  Which brings me to Week Two...

My TPT Store:  I will be the first to admit that I constantly compare myself to others.  I mean who doesn't want to be the best they can be?  Well I have decided that I have to quit comparing and just start doing!  I need to have my own goals and work towards achieving them.  My TPT store is NEVER going to make me a millionaire. but it could bring me a few dollars and the joy that others are using my products!!!

Teaching:  As I start my ninth year of teaching, I am beginning to realize that one of my areas of interest is in teaching other teachers (in training).  I have been a part of the Mentoring Program in our district, both as a mentee and a mentor.  I love it!  I love being there to see new teachers get excited about learning and help them understand the odds and ends of our great profession.  I am lucky to be in an area, where there are two great universities and an awesome community college.  I am going to work on seeing if I can find a way to teach a class and hopefully work with some of the blossoming teachers of tomorrow. 

Joey:  Since Joey came home, my life is all JOEY!!  And I couldn't be happier.  However, with Joey comes a responsibility I have never experienced.  Maybe this is the reason, I am taking my goals and dreams seriously and starting to focus on me.  Well from Day one of our journey together, one thing has been consistent (other then our LOVE of each other) and that is my girl loves herself some Mickey Mouse!!!!  And not just the big guy, ALL of his friends, we are even planning to ring in her 3rd year & first EVER birthday party Minnie style!!!  I think taking her to Disney would be amazing!  I mean it is a magical place but seeing her there would be the best!  So before she enters Kindergarten, I hope WILL take her there!!!! (maybe even with money saved from my TPT earnings)

There you have my "Dare to Dream", what I love most about this challenge is I am finally stepping out of my box and not daring to do anything...but rather ACTUALLY doing it!  Time to step up and be the ME I want to be!!!

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  1. LOVE YOUR DREAM BOARD!! You are such an inspiration and mentor (I may be bias ;) ) You are an amazing mom to Joey and I can't wait to continue to watch your relationship grow! Also, Disney World is a MUST!!

  2. Disney is a magical place. I went there for my honeymoon and truly had fun! I'm sure your Joey will love it as well.

    Third Grade Whimsy

  3. I love all things Disney!! I can't wait to take my boys to Disneyland and CA Adventure out here in California where we live (when they're older, of course :D).

    So glad to have found you on here!

    Marine :)

    Tales from a Very Busy Teacher

  4. I loved reading your heartfelt goals! I have been teaching teachers for awhile now, and it is very rewarding.

    I hear you on troubles with your first products - mine were done in Word, and are so hard to modify!

    Best wishes on all your goals!