"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.