Monday, June 22, 2015

TPT Challenge Week 2: Dare to Dream

I am continuing with the TPT challenge and this week is Dare to Dream!  

1.  Pay off my car.  I am SUPER close!  I only have about $3500 left.  It's so close I can taste it!  I don't just want to pay my car off, I want to start a savings account so I will actually have CASH the next time I need to buy a car!  The struggle is real...

Everyday, the struggle is real.

2.  Make it through the month without a credit card.  This relates to number one!  I struggle on my one income.  As teachers, we only get paid once a month.  I get so panicky over how I am going to buy groceries and gas the last two weeks of the month- it makes it hard to enjoy the first two weeks!

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This is me today.  Grr....

3.  Travel.  I have always wanted to spend my summers at the beach.  I have one major obstacle.  Her name is Nala.  Don't get me wrong, I love my dog!  But she is a difficult one.  Nobody can watch her except for the dog kennel.  She doesn't get along with other dogs and she is afraid of kids.  So- that means whoever watches her has to make sure she is away from dogs and kids at all time.  That eliminates all of my friends and family!  Everytime I want to go somewhere, I have to budget an extra couple hundred for the dog kennel.  Usually my TPT money covers that.  But then I don't have any spending money!  This is a huge goal of mine.

Bora Bora, Tahiti.  If I disappear.... this is where you will probably find me. Tucked under a tree with a pile of books.

4.  Give back.  I want to get more involved.  When I am super successful, I will use my TPT earnings to donate to my school, church, and animal shelters.  If I ever make enough- I want to start a rescue for aggressive dogs.  I want to hire dog trainers to work with the dogs and make them adoptable.  There are too many "aggressive" dogs out there that could be saved with the proper training.  It seems like there are resources for Pitbulls- but what about the other breeds?  I would also hire a special trainer just to fix Nala and make her like kids!  Sigh... now I know I am dreaming!

Nala found her "place."  Ha ha- this reminds me of Snoopy!

Nala Bella  :)


  1. I am right there with you on #1 & 2. Every time I turn around another kid needs something. If I could just make it through the month without that one worry, I'd be golden.

  2. I agree with you! I would love to actually pay off a loan so that I can get a new car! And going a month without using the credit card would be amazing. I'm right there with you. :) Best of luck to you as you pursue your TPT dreams.


  3. I paid off my car last year, but now I want an SUV, I guess it never ends. Now I feel bad because of all the people who wrote give back!! Good luck with your budgeting. I remember feeling that way when I was on my own renting and still paying off loans before I got married. Someday it will improve.

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  4. I love your idea about the aggressive dog rescue! They definitely need special people so they can find great homes!

    Nichole :-)
    The Craft of Teaching