Monday, June 22, 2015

TPT Seller Challenge: Dare to Dream

It's already week 2 of the TPT Seller Challenge! Last week was all about makeovers, but now let's get down to it- why do I spend all this time on my computer making stuff for TPT?

While no one will complain about a few extra dollars coming their way, there are a few things I want to accomplish, that won't happen through just teaching alone. I just may be crazy enough to think I could achieve this through TPT!


First of all- pay off debt. I went to a  fancy shmancy (read: expensive) university for undergrad, and I will be paying that off for some time. Two years ago, my husband also went back to school to be an electrical engineer. We were also crazy enough to buy a condo last year. So, needless to say, I have some hefty bills each month. When hubby graduates, it will be even more. I am a good budgeter and I have no problem paying what I gots to, but it would be nice to pay some of these bills down and not have to worry so much if we went out to eat one too many times or if I can spend an extra few bucks to celebrate a friends' birthday.

This won't help with the paying off of debt, but I want to go back to school. I LOVE SCHOOL! I love being in the role of a student, and I would love to be able to earn my masters. I would be the first in my family to do this! I can't decide what exactly to focus on, but I can't wait to be a student again!


 In college when picking majors, my adviser asked what my main goal in life was, and I am still crazy enough to try to achieve that. I want to save animals.

9 years ago, my grandmother passed away. She was the most selfless, hard working person I have ever met. She was my rock. I will always honor her through animals- there was never an animal she didn't love, feed, and help. She worked two jobs to support her family and still made time to help animals in need, and I want to carry on her legacy. I used to want to open my own shelter, but I have shifted my focus to simply being able to give to some of my favorite animal charities. I try to give a little money here and there, but I would LOVE  to be able to write checks large enough to sponsor adoptions/ spays, and spend time with animals who need the most love.

A local dog shelter, One Tail at a Time, has a youth outreach program, and they came to my class last year with a dog to teach children how to properly care for and treat animals. Sit, Stay, Read uses dogs as reading buddies for struggling students to help them gain confidence as readers. I want to be a part of those programs, and be able to help wonderful organizations stay funded so they can continue to make an impact.


What are your TPT goals and dreams? Link up with  Peppy Zesty Teacherista, Teach Create Motivate, Sparkling in Second or Third in Hollywood to tell about your inspiration!


8 comments:

  1. I love that you want to help animals! I never thought of using TPT money for something like that. Love that dream! :)

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    1. Thank you! Hopefully it will happen!

      Deirdre

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  2. Aw, you are so sweet. I love that you want to help animals. That is such a heartfelt dream and there are so many animals in need. I wish you all the success and hope that all your dreams come true.

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    1. Thank you! I hope I can make it happen one day!

      Deirdre

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  3. You have such fabulous dreams i hope that they all come true for you! I love that you are looking to give back especially in something so close to your heart! :)

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    1. Thank you! These goals keep me focused! I hope I can accomplish them all one day!

      Deirdre

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  4. I too dream to go back to school....Eventually to work on my doctorate! What are your plans for going back to school?

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    1. I can't wait! I still have a million things I'd like to focus on- right now it's between Early Childhood, Reading Specialist, or Special Ed. All things really close to my heart, so its hard to decide!

      Deirdre

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