June 22, 2015

Dare to Dream Week 2 #TPTSELLERCHALLENGE

Continue to stay home with my boys and work from home I have stayed home with my boys for the last 2 years and have LOVED this chapter of my life. I have seen my boys, first hand, grow in so many ways and I love it! My boys are 2 and almost 5! Jaxon will be 5 on Sunday! After having my youngest son, my husband and I decided I was going to stay home with them. This was the best decision we have ever made. We have made LOTS of sacrifices, but they are worth every one! I started on TpT shortly after staying home, with a push from my husband to follow my dreams. I have done better than I ever could have imaged. I love being a curriculum developer and sharing my resources with other wonderful teachers. TpT has helped my dream to stay home with my boys and I pray that it continues to help me financially to be able to stay home with them in the future.

Take my family on a vacation! It has been way too long since we have taken our family on a vacation. One of the sacrifices that I mentioned above, is not being able to take them on vacations. I want to be able to take them to Florida on a vacation soon! My boys will love flying on a plane for the first time. I want to make this dream happen soon for them!

Bless others in BIG ways! I have been so blessed by my family and friends. I want to be able to bless them in BIG ways as well. God has blessed me with so many wonderful talents and I continue to uncover new ones daily. God loves a giving heart and I want to be able to give to others in need whenever possible. Deuteronomy 15:10 Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.

Reach the top sellers list on TpT This is a BIG dream; however, I know it is possible. I want to continue to grow and expand my knowledge on creating products teachers really need and use. I am going to the TpT conference in Vegas this summer to soak up ALL the knowledge I possibly can to help me reach this dream! I am so excited I am on the first page of the top sellers for my state but I don't want to stop there. I am confident in my work and myself that this dream will be a reality!

Live out God's great plan for me I should probably say continue to live out God's plan for me. I knew with all my heart that God wanted me to be a teacher and help students at risk and in need. I found myself teaching at a school that I never imaged I would be teaching at. I LOVED it! Yes, there were times where it was very challenging, but I knew God had a plan for me. Once I had my youngest, I felt God pulling me in the direction to stay home with my boys. I had no idea how we were going to financially afford doing this; however, I found TpT and God just continued to bless my husband and I to make staying home possible. I want to continue to live out his dream in a big way!

Dream Big!

6 comments :

  1. What wonderful dreams and goals! I grew up close to where you are, in Elkhart. Best of continued success!
    Anita
    Innovations in Technology

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    1. Thanks! I taught in Elkhart for 7 years! :) Thank you so much for your kind words.

      Jill

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  2. That is so great that you are able to stay home with your sons. My first son is due July 8th and I hope that I am able to stay home by the time my 2nd child comes along. :) You also taught me something new. I did not know you could look up sellers by state. That is cool! :)
    Mrs. Black's Bees

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    1. Thank you! I love staying home with my boys. Congrats on your son...so exciting! I love seeing where I stand in my state. It can get overwhelming when I look at the overall picture. ;)
      Jill

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  3. Being able to bless others and give generously would be incredible. I was just having a deep conversation with a co-worker about wanting to be able to do more of this recently. Hoping the best for you and your awesome dreams!

    Mallory
    Sprinkles for the Teacher

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    1. Thank you! It is a great feeling to give to others! Bless you and I wish you the best!
      Jill

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