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Personal Thoughts on Completing the Cycle

R.I.P. MentorCONNECT. To me, you will always be a gleam in your founder’s eye.

This week, something big happened.

Something I created, built, lavished with love and care (not to mention most of my time and cash) and then parted ways with – the better to give it the freedom to grow on its own – grew in a way I wasn’t expecting.

Specifically, back in 2009, I founded a nonprofit organization called MentorCONNECT. We had 8 wonderful years and then the organization ran out of funding.

We shut our doors this past Wednesday, April 5th.

I know this happens every day, probably more than once per day, all across the United States.

According to GrantSpace, there are approximately 1.5 million registered nonprofit orgs in America.

Now there are 1,499,999. Snif.

But just as I was preparing to get really upset about all this, it occurred to me….if living life is all about having experiences, learning, growing, finding out what we are made of and what we have to offer, mastering the art of detachment so what we bring into this world is then free to have its own independent life free from our influence, then isn’t this just the logical next step? 

2 thoughts on “Personal Thoughts on Completing the Cycle

  • April 14, 2017 at 10:37 am

    I have no idea why you’ve had to close MentorConnect, but I’m glad you are honoring it and yourself by acknowledging the grief, which sucks.

    You already know that sometimes we have to clear things out in order for more things to be born. I will be so happy to see what wonderful things are coming next.


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