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Monday, June 22, 2015

Week 2: Dare to Dream




It's week two of the TPT Seller Challenge with Third in Hollywood, Sparkling in Second, PeppyZestyTeacherista, and Teach Create MotivateThis week we are blogging about our goals and dreams for our TPT business. 

TeachersPayTeachers is an amazing opportunity to build connections with other teachers, as well as create an independent business that provides a supplemental income. I'm pretty new to this, and I'm learning a lot throughout this challenge about how to blog and create products more effectively. I'm so excited to see where this opportunity takes me!




1. For me the number one motivation for building my TPT business, is my family. Someday I am hoping to have children, and I would LOVE to adopt a child or sibling set. I have also have friends who have encountered fertility issues and would like to be prepared, just in case. My dream would be to stay home with my kids, at least for the first year or so. 

2. Oh the joy of student loans. I was very lucky to emerge from college with very little debt (thanks Mom and Dad!) And then I decided that I wanted to become a Special Education teacher. At the time, school districts were in crisis and were firing and not hiring. So I figured I would get dual Master's degrees in General Education and Special Education from one of the better known University's in Boston to make myself more marketable. It worked, and while I certainly don't regret that choice, I will be paying these loans for long time. 

3. Personal and Professional success. Becoming successful on TPT will help me to become more successful and balanced in my everyday life. I am so  fortunate  and blessed to have an amazing husband and extended family, a beautiful house, 2 adorable dogs, and friends who are like family in our adopted state of VA. However, we have encountered some challenges in the last year and half, and becoming successful at building my brand would go a long way towards making my other two dreams a reality. Right now, I am just beginning my TPT dream, and I know it is going to take a lot of time and energy, but I'm ready. 


Now it's your turn. What are your goals and dreams? 


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9 comments:

  1. So glad to see a new special ed blogger! I also teacher sped (just in KY)! :) We have similar dreams, too. I would love to use my TPT income to pay off debt and to become successful!!
    Best of luck!
    Kim
    Mrs. H's Resource Room

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    1. Yay for Special Ed bloggers! I hope you reach all your dreams, I really love the idea of consulting. It sounds like such a great way to continue educating and making a difference.

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  2. Have you looked into getting any loan money forgiven? I know special education teachers who teach 5 years can get a pretty significant amount forgiven through the Teacher Loan Forgiveness program. I've got my application in now (just finished five years) and I've got my fingers crossed for good news! As an English teacher I wouldn't get any forgiven, but because I've been in a low-income school all five years, I qualify for some. Good luck!

    Tamara at Teaching with T-Salz

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    1. Hi Tamara,

      Thanks for the idea about loan forgiveness! I actually just got that payment about a month ago, and it definitely helped. Still have a long way to go though. Hope your application gets approved!!

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  3. I love your family focus for your first goal- especially the option to adopt! I've enjoyed visiting your blog; it's adorable. Thanks so much for sharing! :)
    ~Leslie
    The Tally Tales

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I love your dream of using TPT to help pay for your baby girls college account. Good luck with all your goals!

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    2. Thanks so much for stopping by! I love your dream of using TPT to help pay for your baby girls college account. Good luck with all your goals!

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  4. Hi Elizabeth! To be a stay at home mom would feel so relieving one day! Good luck to you!

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    1. Wouldn't it be great? Thanks for stopping by!

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