TPT Seller Challenge - Dare to Dream

Hey, everyone!

It's another week of the TPT Seller Challenge! I am still working, so it took me a little bit of time to get this one together. I only have one more day and then it is SUMMERTIME!

This week's theme is, "Dare to Dream."

When I entered the TPT/blog world about 2 years ago, I didn't really know what to expect or where I would go. It took me about a year to get started. Recently, I've really figured out my style, ideas, and where I am headed with this journey. When I first started out, I blogged with the talented Marie, Once Upon a Classroom: The Teacher's Tales. Over the last 6 months, I encountered some changes in my life, and realized it was time for me to move forward with a DREAM of mine to create a new blog all about balance. And here I am now.

My dreams are big, but I believe any of us can get there. Check them out...

I would absolutely love to become an instructional or reading coach. This is what I received my Masters in just over a year ago. I don't think I'm ready to leave the classroom quite yet, but when I am, I would love to help other teachers!

In the big scheme of things, I feel like all of us would love to stay home and just blog or work on TPT, am I right? Currently, I'm loving what I'm doing, but this could be pretty awesome. They said dream big!

Finally, I'm slowly coming up with ideas for this blog, but I really hope I inspire each and every one of you to find balance. I know as teachers we have a ton on our plates, but make time for YOU!!! It's so important. Try new things! Don't say, "I would never..." DREAM BIG!

Have a wonderful day, everyone!


  1. I recently got my Masters in reading also and I'm hoping to be an Instructional Coach one day, too! But just like you... I'm not ready to leave the classroom just yet. Your blog design is adorable!!

  2. Crystal,
    I'm also interested in becoming a coach of some sort too! I guess I just have to get my Masters first... lol! :) I know that you will reach your dreams! :) Keep up the good work!
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  3. You sound so energetic and optimistic- just the type of person to be an awesome instructional coach! I hope it becomes a reality for you!

  4. Totally with you on the stay at home for TpT/Blog! I love the whole TpT and blogging world, 'meeting' so many fabulous other teachers and creating fab friendships!! I hope your success continues to grow and you are able to achieve your dreams :)

  5. I finished my masters a couple years ago and would love to be a coach, too. Ultimately I'd love to work part time in the school setting, and full time TpT/Blog. In a perfect world! Good luck achieving your dreams! :)

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