The Work of Mentoring is Never Finished (7/10)
“It’s having those first time experiences together that has been the most special.”
Osdale and her mentee are coming up on their one year match anniversary. That means that almost 3/4 of their time together has been spent virtually because of the COVID19 pandemic.
Before going virtual, these two went on plenty of adventures. From zoo lights and skiing on the mountain, to fairs at the convention center, they were having all sorts of new experiences together. “There’s a lot of places I probably wouldn’t go with anyone else, and those are usually places she hasn’t been either. Like the Children’s Museum. That was a new experience for both of us. I think it’s having those first time experiences together that has been the most special.”
Since meeting virtually, Osdale noticed that her mentee has been spending a ton of time playing video games and watching videos on her tablet. “Recently we watched a Netflix show together over video. It was the one about a guy who documents his experience with this octopus. It’s actually pretty educational, and its something she wouldn’t watch on her own. We watch and then have a conversation about it afterward.”
2020 has been all about adapting. We are so thankful for our mentors who have adapted their outings so they can continue being a consistent presence in the life of their mentee. The work of mentoring is never finished.
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