Well this year I am linking up with my dear friend Jessica at Second Grade Nest for a 2015 Resolution Link Up! If you are a blogger be sure to link up! Here are my resolutions for 2015!!!
Last year was AMAZING professionally! Mrs. Shipley's Classroom made it's mark on the blogging world although I didn't blog as often as I would like! Teacher's Pay Teachers allowed my husband and I to leave the not so fabulous jobs we had teaching and move to new teaching positions that we love. It was a major pay cut but TPT made it possible. Thank you to all of my amazing friends who buy and use my products in their classrooms. I hope they made your jobs a little easier!
Professionally I want to continue to grow. I hit every single goal I set for 2014 professionally but now it's time to think bigger. I want to step out of my comfort zone and do more conferences and presenting to help spread the Whole Brain Teaching goodness. I am currently working with a school in Midland, Texas who is transforming to a WBT Campus and there is a major opportunity that has presented itself in the Houston area. Who knows what God has in store, I just want to be ready when whatever door opens!!!!
I mentioned that I met all my professional goals in 2014. Well that wouldn't have been possible if I hadn't been tracking them month to month and sometimes weekly! I created my TPT Entrepreneur Planner last year at Christmas and they were a HUGE hit! This year...in fact over the next few weeks, I will be updating calendars and adding a few new themes for the 2015 year! These bad boys are what kept me on track. Well all but blogging but not for lack of trying! I had many blog posts scheduled, mapped out, notes down, and just couldn't find the time to sit and write! But that is going to change. And best thing yet I have a whole list of blog ideas that didn't get used last year! Here are last years themes that are being updated with 2015 calendars if you want to grab one! They are super cute!
You can even see a product video HERE! Want one? Check them out in my store! Remember they are being updated so you could buy now and print after the holiday when they are updated to new calendars!
Wow...so many hard to narrow it down! Personally I am not good at time management. I overload my plate and end up running myself silly until I end up sick and have to take a break! My personal goal this year is to just CHILL!!! Relax and know that it will all be ok and if that product I am working on doesn't get finished right this minute it will be ok and I can take time to take care of myself! I can't remember the last time I got a hair cut. Gym time? Yep that is in the cards also! IT IS TIME TO TAKE CARE OF ME!!!!
Second personal goal? Spend more time with my family! I work all the time! ALL THE TIME! I am a work-a-holic!!! There will always be a list of things I want to accomplish and I want to get done but this year it is all about my family! I work to provide everything they want to do (all the teens and their extra curricular activities) however, I don't get to spend any time enjoying these things that I am working so hard to provide! So this year, I will still work just as hard to let them have all their fun but I will take time to enjoy them as well!
I have one goal for this this year!!! I will visit someplace, any place, outside of Texas with my ENTIRE FAMILY! Kids and ALL! My husband and I will also take a vacation together ALONE! Two vacations...anywhere...outside of Texas! Let the planning begin...perhaps Scotland? Who knows! I loved Germany and Austria just not the company I had to keep while I was there! So perhaps it is time to make new memories of those places!!!
Um...well...I am a SOUTHERN GIRL! I don't do fancy foods and all that jazz. Give me a good 'ole chicken fried steak smothered with gravy and some fried potatoes and greens! Yep...but if I had to pick something? Well....I think I would like to try ALLIGATOR! I heard it was scrumptious!
I really want to learn how to make pottery! I would love to take a pottery class but then I don't have time for everything I am already doing...so when would I do this! LOL!
Oh this is a big one! Something to give up? DR. PEPPER! Yep I...AM...ADDICTED! If I would just give them up I would lose like 20 lbs in 3 weeks! Seriously! Did it last spring for a biggest loser contest at my school and lost 20 lbs in 3 weeks just from giving up Dr. Pepper! I have to find an alternative! Suggestions?
I would love to do more reading! You know reading for FUN! My daughter reads a new novel every week! She can curl herself up in her bed with a cup of tea and a good book and finish it! Now I realize being a teenager in high school with little to no real responsibilities makes this easy but man I can find time to read one a month can't I? Any 50 Shades Fans out there?
I want to start my own school! I know lofty goals right? But I think it is in the future for sure! God continues to open doors that could lead down this path just a few years down the road and the plans and path may start in the year 2015! So here is to new paths, new adventures, and new doors opening! All my teacher friends out there...I may be contacting you to come work for me! You wanna move to Texas right!
Well everyone it has been a fabulous 2014 and I know that God will bless each and everyone of us in 2015! To Him is the Glory for good times, good friends, and a healthy peaceful life ahead! Love you all! Be blessed! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!