As a seasoned real estate agent, I mentored several new agents when they first started out. I loved being able to extend a helping hand as people figured it out and got their feet wet. I also served as a mentor to at least three dozen girls as a Girl Scout leader. Mentoring can be extremely fulfilling, frustrating, joyful, and worrisome.
But when you mentor, it’s not just for you. It’s for a child who needs encouragement. For a teenager who needs an extra lift every now and then. For someone like Angie got,
Megan was not exactly what I expected.
I expected to walk in and see a teenager flip me off.
When I picked her up, she immediately divulged how excited she was, how she’d been thinking of it all day. She was beaming.
I expected a teenager who spoke in code, grunts and only on the subject of hairspray.
We went to a coffee shop and she talked so fast my ears bled. At one point, she interrupted herself to tell me how nervous she was. Then she laid out all her “issues” for me like an open book.
Such a sweet story, this one. Consider becoming a mentor.