Monday, June 22, 2015

TPT Seller Challenge: Week 2

What are my dream goals for Teachers Pay Teachers?

What a great thing to think about ----


RETIRE.....I cannot, CANNOT, even imagine not going to school everyday, but the day is looming y'all. I checked about a week ago and this year I will earn $125 dollars a month more teaching than I would get from a retirement check. So I will be working for roughly $6 a day more than staying at home. Teachers Pay Teachers is giving me something I can do! I mean the vision, the creativity, and not to mention the far-reaching results of TpT is astounding!
This morning I had a teacher in ARMENIA email me. Are you kidding? Oh my goodness! She had purchased a STEM Challenge from me and had a question about the supplies. It's hard to even think about the contact ability we have now with this amazing second job. Could this be my main job soon??
My DREAM part of this is to continue working in schools in my district as a volunteer. I have actually thought seriously this summer about retiring and volunteering as a STEM coach in some of our schools. How cool would that be?

TRAVEL: That's an easy answer, but there are so many places the hubs and I are going! 
After Vegas I am saving money for an Alaskan cruise and maybe we will be able to do that this fall or next spring. After that it's AUSTRALIA! And that one is going to happen! Those are our two really big trips, but we have some small destinations in mind, too! Goodness, I have never been to New York!

DOWNSIZE: We really, really need a smaller house. We built our house 27 years ago and it's a big rambling fantastic house, but for two adults and three cats it's just too much to take care of. We hope to sell it and be able to outright pay for the new, smaller last home ever, but TpT may help with that, too!

Those are my big dreams! What are yours?

While you are here let me tell you that tomorrow is a very big day! I have a guest blog post that will be live and you will not want to miss it! Here's a clue:
What is the most important part of your school day?
Watch my Instagram tomorrow and see where to find my guest blog post!

Thanks to the ladies that are hosting the TPT Seller Challenge!

21 comments :

  1. Oooh, I would love to go to Alaska and Australia!! Here's to hoping that you get to retire soon, travel and downsize!

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  2. I love the dream to travel! I would love to travel the world. Your adventures will be ones to remember! Love your blog. Can't wait to come back tomorrow for your guest blogger :)

    Elementary Times

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    1. Hi Emily! I do enjoy traveling, too, and there are so many places we have said we always wanted to go! So, as retirement looms we are finding we actually have time to do this! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Armenia, Alaska, Australia... and of course Vegas, baby! ;) It's amazing how TpT opens doors for us to see the word, both virtually (through our interactions with other buyers and sellers) and through the money to travel. :)

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    1. My TpT adventure is amazing! I have loved creating products and meeting so many teachers from so many places! Vegas is going to be just profound to actually meet some of these folks! Thanks for visiting!

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  4. I loved your post! I can see how much you love what you do :)

    Stacy
    Made with Love

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    1. Thanks so much Stacy! I do love teaching- it's going to be hard to just stop. If nothing I else I will retire and be a substitute! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Carol,
    I love that you dream to travel! I hope you make it to New York soon! So much to see and tons of history! There is nothing like seeing an amazing show on Broadway! Good Luck to you and your amazing Dreams!!
    Kimberlee
    It’s Kinder Time

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    1. I know, right! New York is on our small list, although I figure it will be a BIG trip! Thanks so much Kimberlee!

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  6. I love that a teacher in Armenia asked you a question!!! I know what you mean about downsizing. We have a small house, and my husband would love a bigger house, but it would just be more to clean...you will love downsizing!!

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    1. Hi Bridget! I know- it was just really neat to have someone from the other side of the world see my pin on Pinterest, click on it, buy the product, and then contact me! We really have no idea how often that happens! Thanks for visiting!

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  7. Great dreams! I love traveling too! Let me know when you're going to Australia and we'll go together! ;)

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    1. Definitely! I am hoping it will be next summer! Thanks for visiting!

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  9. I'm nowhere near retirement, but I can't even imagine not teaching every day. I'm sure I'll get there though ;) I'll tell ya what, you can downsize to my house, and I'll upsize to yours. I'm not sure why I need extra space as it's just me and my husband, but I have grand plans for a huge house. :) Congratulations on so many years of teaching and your impact around the world!

    Simply Secondary

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  10. Hi Carol! I'm 7-10 years away from retirement. I wonder sometimes if I'll get tired of it between now and then, but so far, I'm nowhere near ready to stop! We are looking to downsize too, and then "upsize" our land. Small house, big land?! I can't wait!!

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  11. Hi Carol- I'm Carol and also had a similar dream! One of my dreams is to be able to retire in 5-7 years from now and be debt free! I'm glad to "meet" someone in a similar situation!

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    1. Absolutely, let's retire! Just kidding- I am not quite ready to go! By the way I once worked at a department store and my boss was Carol Polston! Thanks for visiting!

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  12. Hi Carol, I like the part about downsizing. Our kids have moved on and so I find there are parts of my house I don't even go into. They just become storage areas for things I don't need. :) Us ninjas love to travel. We're heading to the UK in a few days! And Australia is on the list for a few years from now.

    http://brainninjanotes.blogspot.ca/

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  13. What fabulous dreams you have!! I hope they all come true. Downsizing and retirement sound so lovely!! :-)

    Beckie Black --> www.ReadingWithMissB.com

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    1. Thanks Beckie! This is the time to really get busy doing some things! That is what retirement is for, they say! Thanks for visiting!

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