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!


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

    Swinging for Success

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

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

  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!

  5. Um... yea... I'm here.

  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!


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