Dare to Dream

Hi there! 
Happy Thursday! 
This is Week 2 of the #tptsellerchallenge and it's all about dreaming....
dreaming BIG!

As I reflect back on my blogging journey, I think about why I wanted to start a blog.  I first stumbled upon teacher blogs back in 2010 when I was getting my Masters degree. I began reading tons of teacher blogs and started my own stockpile of ideas for my future classroom. I loved how the blogging community was so supportive of each other! These teachers were sharing their ideas, resources and experiences with people they didn't even know! I just thought that was so nice! 
 I dream of one day being a teacher like that. 

In 2014 I finally got the courage to start a blog. I had no idea what I was doing, but learned over time. I also started my TPT store in 2014. I figured I was already making stuff to use in my classroom, so why not share it with others?! I mean after all, that is how I was first inspired. I was fortunate enough to be asked to be a part of the collaborative blog The Primary Pack, and have been blown away by the      support of my fellow primary pack girls. It's so nice to collaborate with people who are just as passionate about teaching as you are. I am beyond excited to spend time with these ladies in Vegas in a couple of weeks!

Now on to my BIG dreams.

1. It's so important to me to be the best teacher I can be for my students. I absolutely LOVE teaching kindergarten. When I am doing my thing in the classroom, my heart is full.
I am amazed by the capabilities of five year olds.
There really is something so special about Kindergarten.
 In addition to loving my job, there is also a lot of pressure. I feel a great responsibility to my students to ensure that they get what they need when they are in my classroom. I put a lot of pressure on myself to get better and continue growing.
I'm known for having very high expectations for my kindergarteners, and I think that stems from having high expectations for myself and those around me.
I am committed to being a life long learner and growing as an educator.
I've already learned so much through the teacher blogger community and am excited to continue!

2. Blogging and TPT have allowed me the opportunity to share my love of teaching with others.
 I just love it. I can't explain it any other way.
Teaching makes my heart full and very, very happy!

3. Okay, so if we're dreaming BIG...
I dream that TPT can one day help me purchase that perfect, rickety, old farm house on the perfect piece of property that is ready to be gutted and beautified! I am fortunate enough to have a husband who can literally do anything. He is just so darn handy and I love it!
We've been having so much redoing our current home....
BUT are so ready to find our forever home and move out of the city.

This "perfect" farm house in my mind:
-has a BIG wrap around front porch, so I can enjoy my morning coffee outside!
- has at least 5 acres... big open yard, complete with some woods, perhaps a pond?!
-is within 20 minutes of my school ( I'm so over my drive)
-Oh and how about a tree lined driveway, maybe even on a tree lined country road
- is large enough that I can have a BIG dining room, kitchen and closet..oh and a craft room :)
-needs a lot of work so we can make it our own
I know, I know... it probably doesn't exist. But I'm going to keep on looking just incase.
So what if I have to stalk the local MLS daily?! I enjoy it. :)

So there are are some of my BIG dreams for my blogging and TPT journey! Special thanks to the ladies at Third in Hollywood, Sparkling in Second, Peppy Zesty Teacherista, and Teach Create Motivate for hosting this amazing challenge!


  1. I LOVE your dream of growing as an educator!! It's one of mine too! TpT can help us...we can do it!! :o)
    Munchkins Inc.

    1. TPT is such an amazing community of teachers! :) I love the support! Best of luck to you!!

  2. I love the idea of buying a farm house and fixing it up! I have always wanted to buy a house and fix it up and make it mine. It's such an amazing feeling to look around and think "I did this!" There is no problem with stalking the MLS! Keep at it!

    Nichole from A Learning Moment

    1. That's exactly what has been so rewarding about our current home! Although, I can't really look around and say "I've done this" because hubs does most of it! BUT I do pick out all the pretty stuff ;)

  3. Having a full and happy heart is what it is all about! Those kinders are so lucky to have someone who guides them to reach for the stars! Every child needs a Mrs. Masters in their life!

    1. Diane, you are so sweet! I'm so glad we met back in March and am so excited to see you again in Vegas! :)