Mentoring, like life, happens one moment at a time.
Sounds like a cliche, right?
That, as I am finding out, is exactly the problem.
I live in a world surrounded by technology I barely understand, that moves much faster than I do, and never sleeps (which basically amounts to the ultimate “hmmm”, considering I now serve as Executive Director for a web-based mentoring community!)
The fact is that technology, unlike human beings, doesn’t take one step at a time, it takes many steps. Technology doesn’t happen one moment at a time, it lumps many moments into one.
Which I think is why, with more ways to stay connected than ever before, there are many days that the opportunity for connection can start to feel almost intrusive rather than nurturing.