Monday, June 22, 2015

TPT Seller Challenge Week 2: Dare to Dream

Today I am happy to be linking up with Third in Hollywood, Teach Create Motivate, Sparkling in Second, and Peppy Zesty Teacherista! All four of these ladies have the most precious blogs! Seriously... their blog designs are incredible!

This week the challenge is to dream big so here goes!

Stay home & raise babies! My husband and I are expecting our first child in September. I could not be more excited!! We have also recently moved from Alaska to Georgia. My husband and I will be here for less than a year (army life) and I will not be teaching this school year. It makes sense because of the short time we have in Georgia, but also because we'll be welcoming our baby girl this fall. I am SO grateful that it worked out this way timing wise and that I'll be able to spend the first year with her. My real hope is that I can "job share" or "team teach" in the years to come... this is where one teacher works 2.5 days a week and another teacher works 2.5 days a week. That would give me time to be home with my growing family, but still do what I love. A steady TPT income would make this dream possible!

Be debt free! My husband and I have worked really hard the last two years paying off my student loans and now we've got to work toward a small one he has and our car payments. Of course, now with me staying home this next year it will be much harder to chip away at that debt. I'm hoping TPT can help with this... now if only I could stop "nesting" and watching SVU reruns and start working on TPT.... ;)

Buy a vacation home! My husband and I love to travel but I decided not to put that down. Instead, now that we're starting to grow our family I really want to start some yearly travel traditions. I've always envied people that go to the same spot each year with their immediate and extended families. I'd love to have a mountain or beach house somewhere that we could go to every year ... or more often! :) I have a dream of my kiddos playing with their cousins there year after year.

Give back! There are so many individual people, schools, organizations, and churches that have blessed my husband and I over the years and I'd love to be able to pay them back. I want to be able to live generously.

Don't forget to link up yourself by checking out one of the blogs listed above.


  1. Congrats on expecting your first child! I like the idea of a vacation home. Maybe I should dream that big!

    You AUT-a Know

  2. Congrats on the new baby! Kids are truly the most wonderful gift. Hoping all your dreams come true. CHEERS!

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  4. Our stories are just too similar!!!! If you remember, my husband is in the Air Force. Well we just PCSed to Arkansas a month ago and we are expecting our first child in August! I'm going to take a year off from teaching too to stay home with Miss Ellie! Being debt free is one of my dreams too! I have way too many student loans so our next year will be tight as well! How funny that we have such similar stories!! Can't wait to see baby pics!

    Mrs. Cain's Creations

  5. Congrats on the new baby! These dreams are wonderful! I totally get the SVU reruns as a distraction, thanks Elliot Stabler :) haha

  6. i love traveling too:) it is nice that you share some wonderful moments with us. you are really doing some great job there. I wish you will do the same for the years to come:) Good luck!


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