Sharolyn Greene Turner was born January 12, 1953 to Lonnie and Lelia Greene in West Palm Beach, FL. She is the oldest of five children. After graduating in 1974 from Florida A&M University she moved to Miami, FL and began her teaching career in the Miami Dade County Public Schools. Sharolyn is the mother of 2 wonderful children, Ronald and Sharonda and the grandmother of 6 beautiful grandchildren, Shayla, Shaun, Shalisa, Kenedi, Khloi and Andrew. She retired from MDCPS in June of 2011. She enjoys reading, journal writing, going to the movies, play dates and sleepovers with her Grands, and having a good time with friends and family. She is currently working as an independent beauty consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Q. What is your favorite thing about being a mom?
There are so many great things about being a mom. We have the opportunity to bear fruit, nurture it, love it, watch it grow. And with God’s help they become fruitful, strong, and loving individuals of society. I am so proud to have lived to see my two children do just that. And this brings me to my favorite thing about being a mom. I have been blessed with six beautiful grandchildren who have captured my heart forever. In them I see my children all over again. So amazing! They are funny, beautiful, talented and so smart. They always make my day, everyday!
Q. After 37 years teaching, how are you enjoying your retirement?
One word – AWESOME! Everyday I wake up and thank God that I was able to retire at a young age and live to enjoy it. I must admit that it took awhile to adjust to having so much free time to just do me. I really started to embrace T. I.’s song “You Can Do Whatever You Like, Yeah.” I took that literally! Now after two years, I’m refreshed and I’ve decided that it’s time to redefine this retirement thing. Now it’s time to reload and re-launch!
Q. What does having your own business allow you to do?
Being an independent beauty consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics has opened up opportunities for me to make things happen. The business allows me to meet new people, work my own hours, supplement my income and be a part of other’s success stories. I found that it’s not only selling product and making money. It is about empowering yourself to inspire others to accomplish their goals. This company offers just that.
Q. What is your favorite Mary Kay product?
Whatever your age, skin type or preference, Mary Kay has a skin care product to suit your needs. My favorite right now is the TimeWise Miracle Set. It cleanses, exfoliates, freshens, energizes, hydrates, smoothes, firms, softens, protects, renews, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You get 11 Age-Defying benefits in 4 simple steps. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Q. What is one thing that your momma never told you about motherhood that you wish you knew?
I thought my mom prepared me for just about everything. The one thing I wish I had known was that I couldn’t fix everything. I spent a lot of time worrying about things that were out of my control. (still do, LOL) Moms like to fix stuff and we sometimes think we have failed when it wasn’t our problem to fix. Our children must experience hurt and pain as well as happiness and success on their own. Everyone has to learn those life lessons. Hmmm; maybe mom showed and didn’t tell.
Q. What advice do you have for young sporty mommas that may be feeling overwhelmed right now?
Obstacles come and go. Three simple steps to calm yourself :
- Stop! – trying to do everything; it’ll get done eventually
- Look! – at what’s most important right now, do that and tell yourself – great job and move on.
- Listen! – the still small voice we avoid so many times will say “Peace Be Still”. That voice will save you mentally and physically.
Q. How can we book a free Mary Kay consultation with you?
I would love to book a skin care date with you. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.marykay.com/sgturner