Being a Mentor
By: Emily Gildea
"Mentoring for the first time is pretty much how you'd imagine it to be. It's like your first day of school, only you're an adult and nervous to meet a kindergartner. Will she think I'm cool? Will we connect? What will we talk about? And yes, even our connection, as strong as it is now, took time.
We started off coloring a lunch bag that I still bring every week after four years together. Sometimes, I'd bring my Kindle and she'd play a game on it. After time, though, our time together was effortless."
Our mentor, Emily Gildea, shared the joy she has found in mentoring as well as tips for anyone interested in mentoring on her blog Lowcountry Love Letters. Click the link to read all about her journey with her mentee, Ashlyn, and how being a mentor has impacted her life.