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Mentor Spotlight: The Mentor/Mentee Relationship

Because of COVID19, I had to wait a long time to become a mentor. I was SO excited when I went to the virtual orientation, and I hoped that I would be a good mentor and that my mentee would learn to trust me over time. Well it turned out that [Ready for Life] is the world’s best mentor/mentee matcher ever because my mentee and I are perfect together. At first, I think we both were nervous - it makes sense - we didn’t know each other at all, and it was harder to get to know each other because we were both quarantined.

Slowly but surely, we started to connect, to share some laughs and to relax a little. My mentee was very open about some things, but I try never to ask her questions. I know from Mentor Training that she is in charge of her story and I try very hard to listen without giving advice or making any judgment. It has been a wonderful life lesson for me - to just hear someone else and really listen to what they are saying.