Like for real.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out any of my youtube videos (you can find my channel by clicking on TPT videos on the navigation bar), you should, but you should also know that I say like for real, waaaay too much. My apologies. Alright, let’s just get down to business, shall we?
As the title says, Teachers Pay Teachers has changed my life – significantly. If you’re on the fence about starting your own business through TPT, I hope to be your motivation to believe in yourself. Does that sound totally stupid? My husband says I should have been a motivational speaker. I really believe in every individual, and I think that’s what makes me a great teacher. I see the good in everyone, and I see the good in you.
How did TPT make me change my outlook on life? Can something as simple as creating a store and designing lesson plans really change your life? The answer is a resounding YES! Monetarily and physically. TPT makes me feel…
I’ve always worked really hard at my job. My boss believes in me beyond what I can possibly describe. She has always made me feel like my job mattered. As a teacher, saying that about a principal is fairly uncommon. Or is that just south Georgia? I push as hard as I can somedays, but everyone needs a little pick-me-up. Teachers Pay Teachers has picked me up, and took me places I didn’t know I could go. The financial burden it has lifted from my family is indescribable. I’m able to do what I want to do, when I want to do it. Who can say that?
Just do it.
So what’s my dream in life? What’s my ultimate goal? We are suppose to have those as adults, right? Just like my blog says, I dream about retiring early, and living on less. I am the mother to 3 boys, and I hope to send them to school and sell everything we own, and live in a tiny home!!! I am obsessed with tiny homes, and living on less. All you need is less.
Another thing that has really helped me in my personal career as well as my TPT career is my privacy. Maybe I am kicking myself in the butt by admitting this, but I think everyone needs to know. I am a VERY private person. My husband is an assistant principal and I am a teacher, and we live in a very very very small town. It’s best if we keep our lives as small and as secret as possible. It wasn’t until a fellow teacher found me on TPT before I even admitted I had a store. Now, that may not be something you’re interest in, but I find that keeping my personal life on TPT private, I am able to do my job without any naysayers. I never want my integrity in the classroom to be in question. I always want my job to be first and foremost, and TPT to be my passion. I speak to you as you are my friends,because I don’t speak to anyone else about it. I didn’t’ even confess I was on TPT to my family (extended family) until almost a year after I started. I didn’t want to inflate my balloon and pretend that I was going to be this mega millionaire before my store took off. In February 2015, I made nearly $10,000 on TPT. I thought it was safe to talk about it with my family then. I totally look cross eye’d in this picture, but I had to take a screen shot from my youtube video – judge away.
Next week, I get to travel to my Heaven on Earth and I paid for my plane tickets, rooms, concert tickets, Colorado Rockies tickets, food, rental car, and blah blah blah with TPT money from last month. Game. Set. Match.
It’s time to make that TPT store you’ve been dreaming about.
I love you guys, I’ll talk to you soon.