The mentor in me

Something happens whenever I’m around young adults. This overwhelming need to uplift, and teach comes over me. It doesn’t matter if they’re strangers. If I feel like the situation could use my help, I butt right in and give my two cents.

This past weekend, while spending time with the high school wrestling team, I found myself surrounded by young men. I listened to these young men banter back and forth about one thing or another as my teenage son warmed up for his next match below. After several sporadic interjections from me, the young man closest to me says “You seem to have an answer for everything.”

I laughed. “Well, I don’t know if I’d call them answers, but yes, I’ve got opinions on about every subject out there. I’m sorry I can’t seem to stop myself from sharing them. I hope you don’t mind.”

“Naw, I like it.”

Whew! My head gave a mental sigh of relief. Though I do wish to be helpful to every youth I meet, I don’t want to come off as a know-it-all mommy either. High school is hard enough. There’s no need for me to alienate those teammates my son will have to work with for the next several months.

About janelleevans

I'm a sleep deprived mother of three. I create young adult novels from the voices in my head.
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