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!