As you probably know by now, my heart is deeply rooted in helping others. Moving in the states at the age of 12 age, it was strangers that helped me accommodate to my new lifestyle but also helped in regards to pursuing a higher education. This is why whenever I can share information or help others, I DO IT!
So of course, when my friend reached out to me to become a mentor for a day at the Three Doctors Foundation, I didn’t think twice about it and boy was I glad I got the invitation. Here I was surrounded by individuals who had questions regarding college, finding their passion and much more.
Although my job was to teach my group about my college and career track, by the end of the day , I was the one that walked out with valuable lessons. As my youngest mentee, a six grader told me “Don’t let fear stop you from living, go and ride Kingda Ka.” * he doesn’t know how bad I hate roller coasters* face palm, but I might give it a try this year.
Here are 5 valuable lessons that I learned during my mentorship day.
- Impossible means “I’m Possible”
- Don’t take challenges personally.
- Don’t indict yourself based on your shortcomings.
- Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you.
- Don’t let fear stop you from living.
Save the Date for the next event!
The Three Doctors Foundation Holiday Health Basketball Benefit/Toys for Teens at Edison Job Corps in Edison, NJ; 1-3pm.