Dare to Dream


I know I’m a little late to the game, but I’m joining the Teachers Pay Teachers Seller Challenge. I missed week one (Makeover Madness), but I’m planning on backtracking to give some products a much-needed makeover. In the meantime, though, here are five pretty sizeable dreams I have. It was tricky to type up this post, because it’s easy to feel like your dreams are too big, too outlandish, too expensive. When we’re young, though, we’re encouraged to dream big. How can I instill this in my students if I’m not willing to dream big myself? That being said, here are five things I would love to see come from my TpT business.

Grad School

I’m a nerd. I love school, not just as a teacher, but also as a student. Reading to learn, debating ideas, and solving problems makes my heart happy. Furthering my education is a priority for me, but so is staying debt-free.  Hopefully, I can earn a little extra side income to help put me through graduate school so I can better serve my kiddos!


Yeah, this isn’t glamorous. At all. But you know what is glamorous? Having a comfortable retirement. It feels good each month to put a little bit towards my future self; sort of like a care package! Sometimes it means having to sacrifice fun outings, weekend trips, or a rotating door on my wardrobe, but it’ll pay off in the long run.

Dream Trip: Scandinavia

True life: I have a travel bug. I had an amazing study abroad experience in college; it was the first time I really ventured out on my own. It was also my first time visiting Europe. Next on my travel bucket list is Scandinavia. I think my fascination with it dates back to my American Girl doll. Remember them?! I was a Kirsten girl (good pick, Mom and Dad).

Cozy [New] Home

Note I did not say “buy a house” because I am nowhere near ready for that. However, I am ready to get out of my apartment and into a house. I know Molly, my dog, is in agreement with this. I was very fortunate to be gifted with some beautiful hand-me-down furniture, but I want to be able to update some of my pieces to more reflect my style and space.

Lasik Surgery

This is a long shot, but my fellow visually challenged people have got to know where I’m coming from. I’ve worn glasses since I was 12 and contact lenses since I was 14. My eyes are so sensitive and swimming, long road trips, and looking at computer screens can easily turn into a nasty burnfest. I can’t remember what it’s like to be able to wake up in the morning and clearly see my surroundings.

Those are my dreams in a nutshell! You can access more information about the Sellers Challenge here