My name is Charlene Pitchford. I am a Cohort-4 Leader of the Circles RVA. I started out with my Circles RVA journey in April 2020 with a great sense of optimism that my life would change toward a positive future and I was right. I did not know how right I was at first but now I know. The reason why I know now is because of the goals setting objectives that Circles RVA has asked each Leader to make and commit to. I did not know how I would ever complete my goals at first but as I revalued my goals and put my goals into (S.M.A.R.T) goals I now have a much clearer path to complete my goals. I am now starting to make each goal in my life a goal that I plan to commit too and to use the S.M.A.R.T. goals method to accomplish my goals. I also know it is going to take hard work and a lot of sufficing to complete my goals that I have stated and that I want to complete. I also am very grateful that I have two wonderful Circles RVA Allies to support me in completing my goals.