DP Daily Prompt: Mentor Me

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Have you ever had a mentor? What was the greatest lesson you learned from him or her?

In the early years of my childhood, I did not have a mentor, I did whatever pleased me, i.e. ‘study less, play more.’

It displeased my older sister, that I was so carefree. I was told I’d be a failure, no education, no friends. It just did not bother me.

I studied enough to go up the ladder, it was what I wanted, work less and get more was my motto. To my surprise I wasn’t deprived of education as my sister predicted. My younger brother is the only one who said: “Ranu, you’ll do very well if you study a tiny bit more.”

I smiled and replied:  “what you want me to sacrifice my play time for studying?”

When I reached my  final  ladder, I put some thought into what I wanted  in life: I heard a soft whisper from my inner self, “become a teacher.”

It sounded terrific, then I thought it was worth giving up my playtime for doing well at that stage.

Although no one mentored me, my profs. gave me a nod every time I passed them by, meaning you are doing well, keep working.

I completed my education, ready with all the papers to apply for a teaching position. I was successful. I taught lower grades, I adored the kids I taught , they loved me. What more could I want, it was enough to carry on.

Right now I’m doing online courses and enjoying it. I work hard the laid back person has disappeared. I have two good friends who encourage me in my work, can I call them my mentors?

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6 thoughts on “DP Daily Prompt: Mentor Me

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this nice post. You shared: “I heard a soft whisper from my inner self, “become a teacher.”

    Whan an intriguing mentoring presence. Yours arose from within!

    All good wishes,

    robert

  2. That is a wonderful story of your life. Thanks for sharing. I’m sure your could call your online course friends your mentors. Encouragement is an important part of mentoring.

  3. My dearest sister,

    It is very inspiring to read about your self-discovery. I feel humbled and delighted – and rewarded – by your reference to the online course, and that it is contributing to your life in this manner. 🙂

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