New Year's Goals

I'm linking up with Erica from Erica's Ed-Ventures to share my New Years goals. 

One of my personal goals is to start a family.  We're in no rush, but it would be nice to have kids (twins would be awesome) before 2016.

My husband and I are going to try to cut back on fast food.  We would love to cut it out all together, but I have to be realistic and know that we won't be able to stick to that.  So maybe eating out no more than twice a month is doable.  Some days when we forget to grocery shop, we eat out almost four times a week.  That leave us feeling tired and gross!  The older I get the more I dislike unhealthy food.
I have two professional goals.  The first is to find a new job near my house.  I've only taught at one school my entire career and it's about a 30-45 minute stressful freeway drive all thew way there.  As much as I love my school, I just can't keep waking up at 5am to get there by 7am.  Now the hard part is narrowing down what I want to do.  I can't decide what grade to teach, which school to teach at, or if I want to become a reading interventionist.  When I went back for my master's I made sure to get my reading endorsement along with it.  So now there are SO many options.  Especially with AZ being in a teacher shortage crisis.  (I believe we are about 500 teachers short across the state.  Many schools have long term subs because they can't find teachers.)  Thankfully, that leaves a lot of options wide open for qualified teachers.

My second goal has to do with Teachers Pay Teachers.  I hope to keep creating and adding great products to my store and I hope to be able to go to Vegas this summer and meet so many of the teachers that inspired me to start up a store and blog. 
My greatest financial goal is to make enough on TpT to help my husband stay in school full-time.  He decided to go back to school for his bachelors after the age of 30.  The success rate is not great for this age range, and I am so proud of his dedication and determination.  He gets home after work and hits the books every evening.  I don't know how he does it!

What are your resolutions for this year?  Link up with Erica and share your resolutions for 2015!



6 comments

  1. Those are great goals! I'm so looking forward to the conference this summer. Can't wait to meet everyone in person!

    Brandi
    Swinging for Success

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  2. I have never been to the Vegas conference, it will be a great New Years resolution.

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  3. Wishing you the best with all of your goals in 2015. Happy New Year!

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  4. I loved reading this! The twin thing is a blast!

    I also want to live where there is a teacher shortage. I applied last year for a job closer to home in TWO districts and had ONE whopping interview! I was told they had 80 applicants for this 2nd grade position. And I have ten years of experience...

    Linking up in a few minutes. So excited! It's my first linky!

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  5. Um... yea... I'm here. http://smartandsassyinsecond.blogspot.com/

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  6. I would love to continue to work on my master's. This past two semesters have not been easy and I almost called it quits.
    Best of luck with all of your goals. You've got this!
    Tania

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