Week 7: Down For The Count
I am officially down for the count. Over the weekend, I picked up a cold, sore throat, and migraine all at once. My superstitious side can’t help but think it has something to do with putting my goals out here last week.
I was pitching my plan to a couple of potential mentors this past Sunday. There were mixed reviews. One hated the name, the other thought it would be perfect…for somebody else.
These side criticisms take more of a toll on me than I care to admit.
Having spent most of my life in corporate, I excelled at managing teams – rallying people under someone else’s vision. Always with the out that, “Hey, this is why we’re paid.” But when you’re not getting paid and just pursuing a vision that you believe in your bones could change the world and how we support one another.
People are all too ready to throw their two cents at you.
The next day I had to leave the office early with a heavy cloud hanging over my head. All the answers and tasks I had on my to-do list did not pan out. That night a migraine slowly spread from my neck to behind my right ear.
The next day, I pulled myself together to meet with a mentee. The heartfelt conversation reminded me why I’m doing this. If this crazy idea can help one woman feel connected, confident, and courageous – then that’s worth it.
Mentorship is inefficient today. Edittress removes these barriers to good advice at a time when we are very publicly crying out for justice, guidance, and strength. How do we find it? The same technology that finds your next date and gets you to work on time is available. Let’s use it.
After a Tylenol and a nap.