Monday, June 22, 2015

Dare to Dream

I am so excited for Week 2 of the TPT Seller Challenge! This week we are sharing our dreams, big and small. TPT has truly changed my life, not only in teaching but also in my personal life. I cannot imagine where I would be without TPT and now blogging. I have made some amazing friends, found great inspiration, and some awesome ideas to use in the classroom.

Now it is time for me to share my dreams for professional and personal. Some of these dreams would remain dreams if it was not for TPT.

Finish my doctorate degree: This was honestly not even on my list of things to do a few years back. Then I had a friend inspire me to go back and work on my EDS. After much debating, my husband convinced me to go back and I am so thankful for that. I have learned so much through this program. I will obtain my Reading Specialist Degree in December and then continue on for my Doctorate. Now the deal was that when I graduate with this amazing degree I will get the car of my choice. Well, my hubby is very obsessed with cars (like seriously, he has a 1 of 24 car that he searched forever for) so he was not going to object to this deal. So take a peek at what I hope will be in my driveway in 2 years :) Seriously, how beautiful is that!
 

Travel: Sadly this is one luxury we have yet to experience. One of the many reasons my hubby joined the Army was to travel. Well, let's just say that he was hoping to travel to more places than just Kentucky, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Also, with his crazy work schedule and last minute "trips," planning a vacation is nearly impossible. We have had to cancel 6 trips in the past 3 years. We are now more determined than ever to find some time to travel the world. We have a very long bucket list but these are two of the places we want to go the most!


Presenting at Conferences: Every time I attend a conference, I am always so inspired by each presenter as they share ideas, strategies, and experiences. I also love meeting other teachers and discussing with them things about their classroom. I would love to be able to share my story, my ideas, and my experiences with others in a large group format. This is one reason I have found a love for blogging. I just hope that I can be someone's inspiration just like many teachers were mine.

Save for Future: Being an Army Spouse, you never know what the future holds and when. Right now, we are living by what the Army tells us to do and where to go. But eventually we will be able to chose where we want to go and what we want to do. I want us to be able to move to a dream location and get our dream house together with nothing holding us back or stopping us. Right now we can't plan that far ahead but I want to be prepared for anything and everything that our future will hold.

What are your future goals? They can be personal or professional. I would love to hear. Leave a comment below or link up with week 2 of the challenge!