Today, I had an introductory session with my new mentee.
The first few minutes of every new experience is the best mirror on our biases.
Without knowing enough, I noticed I had already started painting a picture of my mentee. I caught myself doing it, and immediately switched to asking questions on areas I needed some more clarity on his journey.
It was an engaging session, and from his tone, you could tell the parts of his story he perceived as exciting, the messy middle and the downers.
From the peaks, valleys and slopes that connect our stories, you can tell where people need you to shine the light, and where added light will be a waste.
I am thankful for another opportunity to see new worlds through new eyes.