Well, I am putting myself out on a limb and linking up with those four lovely ladies (Third in Hollywood, Peppy 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?