Monday, June 22, 2015

Dare to Dream

Hello darlings! So these are the kinds of blog posts I tend to stay away from- the ones about me.  I don't know about everyone else, but I feel like no one comes to my blog to get to know me, they come to my blog to get ideas and resources.  This may just be me being cynical, but unless I am giving away a freebie, I don't get much traffic and people don't comment.

Well, I am putting myself out on a limb and linking up with those four lovely ladies (Third in HollywoodPeppy Zesty Teacherista,Teach Create Motivate, and Sparkling in Second) who are hosting a great TPT Seller Challenge.  I hope everyone proves me wrong!


The goal of this post is to explain why I create for TPT and what I hope to achieve through it.


Be a light in the darkness:  One of the main reasons I want to be successful with my blog and with TPT is so that I can be a light in the darkness.  John 1:5 says that "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."  We live in a crazy, fallen world where people are hurting.  I want to bless others with all I have.  My late mother was such an amazing example of bringing hope and kindness to others.  She was constantly buying meals for strangers or talking to random people who just needed a simple word of encouragement.  If you have ever heard the song, Save My Life by Sidewalk Profits, you would know what I mean.  She was someone who took action.  I want to be like her.  I want to give hope to those who have none.  One way I do this is with World Vision.  I sponsor a family in Ethiopia and there is NO WAY I could do that if it wasn't for TPT!  I am so blessed to be able to tithe to my church and I have seen how He uses my obedience to help others! 

Help Teachers with PD:  I'm kind of surprised with this one myself because I am such a scardy-cat when it comes to speaking in front of groups of people.  But, I have come to LOVE helping other educators!  Whenever I get a chance to share an idea or present on some kind of professional development in my district, I do it.  I would love for this blog and TPT to somehow give me the ability to present to teachers around the World!  I had a chance when I first starting blogging to join a Curriculum team in NY, but I didn't have the time.  My former blogging buddy, Shelley, took the opportunity and she is now presenting PD all over the country!  She knows I am jealous, but I hope another opportunity arises!  I just want to help, encourage, and motivate as many people as I can!

Travel:  TPT has already allowed me to travel and I can't wait to continue!  Last year I was brave enough to join a tour group all by myself!  It was the BEST thing I have ever done!  I went to nine different countries in Europe with Contiki- a tour company for 18-36 year olds.  We started in London then went to Amsterdam, St. Goar (Germany), Munich,  Austria, Venice, Rome, Florence, Switzerland, and then Paris.  I got to take a bike ride through Munich, go white water rafting in Austria, climb a Mountain in Switzerland, ride a gondola in Venice, sight-see off the top of the Eiffel Tower and so much more. To say I had fun and learned a lot is an understatement.  This year I am so excited that I can attend the TPT Conference in Vegas!  I hope to meet lots of amazing people and learn how to take all of this to the next level!

Future Family: My biggest dream right now is to just meet my husband.  LOL!  I love the freedom of being single, but I can't wait to share my life with someone!  I know TPT isn't going to help with this, but it will help when I am ready to start a family.  Like many of you out there, I would like the choice of being a stay at home mom.  We shall see!  I am waiting on God's perfect timing for this giant dream to happen. I am trusting him because I know that "God is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream. " Ephesians 3:20








So what's one of your biggest dreams?  

15 comments:

  1. Your blog post really hit home for me! I'm still waiting on my future husband too, lol. You joined a tour group all by yourself?? Wow you're brave! Let you light shine everyday!

    Teaching, Love, Cupcakes

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    1. It sure seems like a long wait doesn't it!!?!?! LOL! You should try to join a solo tour! It is really refreshing! Thanks for stopping by!!

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  2. Hi Amy!
    I am having fun reading these posts. They are very honest and it's great! Looks like you had some adventures in Europe. I hope to meet you in Vegas :)

    Stacy
    Made with Love

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    1. Stacy, I would love to meet you in Vegas! Thanks for reading my post! Now I'm over to check yours out!

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  3. I love that you’ve been able to travel, which is something my husband and I love to do. So glad to see TpT has provided you with the funds to live out your goals!

    Kelly
    Sliding Into Second Grade

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Kelly! I am glad you and Phillip are able to travel! What has been your most favorite destination so far?

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  4. I am so impressed on what you have already accomplished! Wishing you the best in your future dreams! ~Gloria
    2 Scoops of Kindergarten

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  5. I loved reading this! I am also a teacher who loves her job, loves to travel (though I haven't been to nearly as many wonderful places as you), loves Jesus, and is single. I tend to just assume anymore that all these teacher bloggers are married and have kids, which my heart yearns for so much. It's nice to know I'm not the only one! I'm very new to the world of TPT and blogging and this encouraged me to keep going with it!

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    1. I know what you mean! It seems like everyone is married with kids! I honestly don't know how those other bloggers do it! I have a hard time keeping up with everything and its just me! LOL! Keep going with your blog! You will be glad that you did!

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  6. Thank you for sharing your dreams - I'm waiting for my husband as well :) And that waiting can be hard sometimes! I love Ephesians 3:20 - especially the Message version: "Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]."

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    1. Amber-I LOVE this! I actually just sent this verse to a friend the other day! Thank you so much for the encouragement and I wish you peace in the waiting!
      Amy

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  7. Hi Amy! Such a great blog post! Thank you for sharing your dreams! One of my dreams that I blogged about is also starting PD for teachers! Like you, I am such a scaredy cat when it comes to speaking in front of an audience! I would love to collaborate with you about starting something for other teachers! Keep trusting in God and you will get all that you dream of and more!

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  8. Hi Amy! Such a great blog post! Thank you for sharing your dreams! One of my dreams that I blogged about is also starting PD for teachers! Like you, I am such a scaredy cat when it comes to speaking in front of an audience! I would love to collaborate with you about starting something for other teachers! Keep trusting in God and you will get all that you dream of and more!

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