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Mentorship Session Diaries: Think

Written By: Paul VanderGriendt, Event Management Coordinator

Mentorship Session Diary. Entry 05 (March 5th)

We are entering a phase as a community where we are beginning to get back out into the world. We have been “stuck” with a digital connection. But at the same time, we were not stuck at all. Virtual spaces gave us so many opportunities to meet new people, expand our network and create new connections. As people, we always have tools at our disposal to move ourselves forward.

Now, we have a new opportunity. The opportunity to reconnect in person, make deeper connections and re-establish ourselves in our communities. With any big changes in life or new opportunities, we can feel overwhelmed. It’s important to tell ourselves to relax, calm down and take in the moment. A social connection may feel different, we may feel like we’ve lost or forgotten some of those skills. Remember to know and appreciate who you are. Be mindful of others and yourself. Actively listening to others and reminding yourself to engage on a personal level is how we can foster and nurture relationships. This time is an amazing opportunity we have to reach out and appreciate those who have been with us and for us through these tough times.

Don’t forget about those who have helped you in the past to get to where you are. Celebrate them and celebrate yourself. Right now, we have an incredible opportunity to discover our potential and create positive outcomes for the future.


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