New Year…. New Goals

Every New Year people make resolutions. These are usually forgotten by about January 10. Instead I am making a “vision” for myself of what I want to accomplish this year.

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First of all, I want to continue to grow my teaching resources online business. I sell my teacher resources on various websites including TeachersPayTeachers, AmpedUpLearning, MadebyTeachers and Classful. Most of my resources are on all these sites. I also have uploaded some FREE resources to Teacher Sherpa which is a website that teachers, as members, download as many free resources as they want. Authors receive a per-click-commission. It’s not a lot of money but it’s a good way to get your name out there and for teachers to visit and purchase your other resources.

In addition to continuing this online resource business, I am going to continue freelance writing. I have many articles posted on Vocal Media. Please check some of them out at Https://

I have also written for, and most recently for Bridge Education. My latest article is about ELL Listening Activities.

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This is my third year of retirement from teaching but I often feel as if it is my first because of the pandemic. I finished my teaching career online and sometimes I do feel a bit gipped. So many days I think about what I miss most about teaching. Mostly, I miss the kids which is why I decided to do some tutoring…. to keep myself active in education and to keep connected with the kids, the reason I went into education to begin with.

In addition to work goals for this year, I decided that 2023 will be a year of self-care for me. I am the person who puts everyone ahead of me and I have decided to devote more time to myself… to make sure I am eating right, working out and having social time with those I love. Life is too precious to spend running and running and never stopping to really see what is in front of you. Through this self-care I plan to do more reflection, more writing and take smaller steps when I start a project. I have just started to realize that I am retired and that I have time but I have been rushing anyway. So now, I stop myself, take a step back and slow down. Enjoy the moments not the completion of things is my new year goal.

I hope that all of you find some time this year to reflect on what you want , what you need and how to make yourself happier in simple ways. Sometimes just taking some time to listen to music (and maybe even dance a little) can add to your day. Or taking a few extra moments to savor that cup of coffee and the view in front of you. The world is a beautiful place and we often don’t see it because we run by it.

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Happy New Year to all. Please share some of your goals and dreams with all of us.


Published by egallagher713

I am an elementary educator for over 24 years in grades K through 5. I have been freelance writing for a few years and hope to write a children's book as well as complete my first novel. Thank you for visiting my blog. I look forward to your comments and contributions. As I near retirement I commit myself to Health and Wellness to enhance my life.

3 thoughts on “New Year…. New Goals

  1. I found last year when I set a goal that I knew I could stick with was helpful, last year my workout goal was to complete every program and it was successful this year I’m wanting to set another workout goal.

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  2. Having goals is such a huge part of success! This year one of my big goal is 100 days cleansing! I am dropping meat and animal products, no dairy for a full 100 days to heal my body. So far, it’s going great. Thank you for sharing your article. Goals are important

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