I've wanted to be a mentor for some time and finally took the step of asking one of my students. She is 10 years old and the oldest of my current students. I have worked with her for the last couple of years and found her to be conscientious and attentive to detail, so much so that she is consistently the last to finish her projects because she always does her very best .
What I want to share with her is not only the skills of sewing, craft and floral design but community work and event planning as well. What I hope from her is that in time she will share her time and heart within her community.
When I asked her and described what I would like to share she was very attentive but did not say much, her eyes though told me everything. She took in so deeply what I was offering and the look on her face almost made me cry, it was deeply affecting.
When I was young I had a friend and mentor named Clara. She is still for me the epitome of a all things beautiful, she was able to bring the beauty in her heart out in the open for all to see. It was done through her sewing, baking, gardening and her giving heart.
As an adult I still have mentors, people that I go to for their knowledge and vision in faith, creativity, and business. These relationships are nurturing and help guide me forward, which is exactly what I hope to be able to do for others.