Monday, June 22, 2015

TPT Seller Challenge: Week 2 Dare to Dream

"Everyone deserves the chance to fly!" - Elphaba, Wicked

My favorite musical is Wicked, for many reasons, but this quote is so true - everyone does deserve a chance to fly and soar for their dreams.   Teachers Pay Teachers has been a dream for me and I continue to dream of what I can do because of TPT!

1.  Save for the Future - as a single, twenty-something, I've got a whole lot of things to look forward to in my future - marriage, kids, and a whole lot more.  I want to continue to be able to put some of my earnings from TPT aside to help pay for my wedding (please, Lord, send me a man!), buying a house, kids, and being able to do all sorts of fun things with my family.

2.  Shopping without guilt - before TPT, I was very careful about how I spent my money when I went shopping.  And now, I still am - I went shopping last week and used at least one coupon everywhere I went!  But, I am glad that TPT has allowed me to not feel so guilty about splurging on something that I really want.

3.  National Boards - I am hoping dreaming, that I can begin the National Boards process in the next couple years (maybe even this year!).  I am even taking a couple field tests for my desired certification area so that I can get a feel of what the tests are like.  TPT will allow me to help pay for this process.  Now it takes 3-4 years, so I can stretch these "payments" out, which is a good thing, but feel more comfortable with moving forward and being able to pay for it.

What are you daring to dream about?


  1. Shopping guilt free is HUGE! :)
    I hope you are able to complete your National Boards - that would be an amazing accomplishment!

    Sprinkles for the Teacher

  2. National Boards is such a fabulous dream! And shopping guilt free is always a good thing ;)

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

  3. I'm the exact same way with shopping. TPT has been such a nice little extra income that I can use for me! National Boards is an awesome dream!!!!
    Chandra @ Teaching with Crayons and Curls

  4. Oh! I should have added National Boards to mine too ;)

    Sparkling in Second

  5. I just HAD to visit your blog to read about "guilt-free" shopping! I completely relate. I still pinch pennies, but if/when I DO splurge, I don't feel quite as bad (my car is a great example of this)!

  6. I can totally relate to wanting to guilt free shop! I would love to be able to take a guilt free trip into Ulta or Kohl's! I'm hoping this seller challenge turns into the kick in the pants that I need to really get going!

    Primary Leaders and Readers

  7. Guilt free shopping?!?!? Count me in. I started National Boards this year and back out, so I'm hoping to wait until they completely finish the revision process and give it a shot then! These are great goals! I hope that TPT helps you get to where you're headed!

    Simply Secondary

  8. Love love love the shopping one! I'm totally with you on that...especially with a new baby, so I get your guilt! But that's an awesome goal, no more guilt! You deserve to splurge every once in a while!

    Good luck with your dreams...your man will pop up when you least expect it ;)

    Fun With Firsties

    P.S. your blog is SO adorable and eye-catching! I'm in love with your colours <3

  9. I laughed out loud when I read the part about God sending you a man! I feel you honey! I'm a young thirty something who is still single. LOL! I wish you luck! National Boards! That is an awesome goal! I hope you are able to achieve it quickly!