1. Family. Without TPT, I'm pretty sure we could be a 4 person house. TPT gives us extra money each month to help cover an additional kiddo in daycare.... 1 more year of paying for 2 in daycare (my middle is going to K next year, but it's only half day around here... and half daycare care costs just about the same as a full day!). We choose to send our kids to a daycare center for our own beliefs. The center we use is just FABULOUS! My middle child gets Spanish classes and also Physical education. They are incredible with the arts (both art and music). Because of TPT, I'm able to continue that. While that is currently happening, it's still a goal that I have to reach. We also like to give our kids life experiences as well and like to travel to different places. We've been to Disney World countless times already (and we're heading there this summer as well), since I've started with TPT (a goal to pay for the trip), but I'd also like to start saving some money to go to places much further away than 2 hours on a plane.... Hawaii, Europe, Caribbean... This will only happen with the littlest little gets a little bigger. ha!
2. School. I want to be able to provide things in my classroom that isn't covered by my tiny budget (which I know isn't tiny compared to many, many places). In addition to money----my goal is to continue to stay positive and focused on the students because of TPT. When I get feedback that others use my things and how their admins love it too.... There's nothing that can top that feeling. Things aren't as great in education these days and to get that kind of feedback just brings such a smile and happiness to my life. Being able to help others be the best teacher they can brings such joy. I can't wait to get back on the TPTing this year now that I've had 1/2 a year in my new grade! I have quite a few things started that I'm excited about. I just need to find some time to finish them---which is hard with so many littles running around this summer.... especially the BOY kind! ha!
3. Beach House. Oh, how I would love to have my own place at the beach. Now, while I'd just about die if I could ever afford those ones RIGHT on the beach.... I'd settle with any that is within 10 minutes of driving to the beach. We love Delaware beaches, and head there every summer. I've been going there since I've been a baby. We used to have a family reunion camping trip every year there. It was the best time of my life. I do not feel completely relaxed till I can be there in the summer. But, to be able to not worry about where to stay, when to go or if we have enough funds.... To pick up and go one weekend (that we don't have sports!) just because... and eat that
I'm so thankful for TPT and the opportunities that it has brought me. Thanks for sticking with me and reading! XOXO