On Guidebooks and Mentorship

A mentor is the guide in your story. Like the best travel book, a mentor guides us through new terrain and shows us that an unknown city is, in fact, known for killer cocktails, a speedy metro system and bluegrass music. Allowing a wise guide who’s walked before us to double back and point out the way clarifies and enriches our experience. Mentors make obstacles seem a bit smaller and less daunting; after all, they’ve faced their own demons and continued on their way. More often than not, we just need someone to point out what we can’t see for ourselves.

As usual, it's an honor to write for Darling Magazine. Head over here to read my full piece on finding a mentor.