I have always been a dreamer.
When I was a 14 year old dishwasher/waitress in a greasy café I used to spend time sketching up designs for how I would decorate it and set up the tables if it was my café.
When I was at university, I dreamed of finishing my degree and moving to London to teach.
Neither the dream of owning a café or moving to London ever came true, but many others I had along the way did.
One of my latest dreams to come true is to be an author of teaching materials for others to use. Teachers Pay Teachers is one of the factors in enabling this dream to come true.
The TpT Seller Challenge (which is hosted by Sparkling in Second, Third in Hollywood, Teach Create Motivate and Peppy Zesty Teacherista) for this week is all about dreaming and it should be easy for me to write, but it’s not. So, I have had to ponder why.
Saying the dreams I have for my little business out loud is difficult. Once they are out of my head I feel I need to be more accountable to them and to tell the truth, I don’t know how to transition my dreams to reality. Right now, in the midst of being mum to three young children my own dreams seem unattainable. I am learning to be patiently ambitious, and to embrace the opportunities that come my way.
As I dare to dream about the future of OCHQ, there are a few things I hope for.
I dream that OCHQ continues to grow its range of products to meet the real needs of its customers. I love hearing customer feedback and requests, as it helps me fill product needs and become better at what I do.
Bricks and Mortar
I would dearly love to open a bricks and mortar store, and venue for teacher training. I love children’s literature and have always been passionate about using it in my classroom. Nothing makes me more content that having time to drift around my favourite bookshops. A shop that enables me to advocate for great local children’s literature is something I have always dreamed of. I would also love a space within that store for running teacher professional learning.
Personal and Professional Development
I dream that being a teacher author enhances my professional life. As I make new relationships across the country and globe, I also dream that being an author brings continued personal fulfilment.
Thank you for joining me on my journey of dreaming, it has been a great ride so far.