December 24, 2009. My 30th birthday to be exact. Weeks before my birthday, I cried, looked for answers, harrassed my friends and family about what to do, and almost gave up. What was wrong? I realized that I, Sharmetra, had never set any goals. Yep! Outside of the routine goals of graduate from high school and college, I had not a clue of what I really wanted to be when I grew up. I became a mother at the age of 20, and then again at 22, so basically everything I did was to take care of my girls. But I was still getting a feeling of being lost in the world. I would listen to my husband talk about his dreams and goals and I could never join in because I didn't have any. My Bishop talked about having dreams and goals. Everybody is talking about dreams and goals. Except me.
But!!!! There is a God! It was like magic! On my 30th birthday, I woke up feeling new. Energetic! Motivated! Inspired! Why? Because there were little goals swimming around in my head just waiting to be accomplished! On that day, I knew what I wanted to be. I knew that the one thing that I was absolutely great at doing and loved doing, was what I was destined to be. And that would be my goal. I motivate people. I empower people. I inspire people. My testimony has to be shared so that others can know that there is life after mistakes. My goal is to be a mentor. And that's what I'm gonna do!