Look in the mirror, at the person staring back at you. If there’s any dialogue to have at this moment, it would be with you. The one who could write a book on what the year has been…
You’ve navigated the unprecedented. The carpet seemingly being pulled under your feet to expose a foundation that questions your very concept of being grounded. You couldn’t have prepared for what came. Our country – the world, battling with the same; a pandemic. Amidst uncertainty with masks querying everything familiar, yet you were there. Yet, you showed up.
Many have had to navigate the faceless. From attempting to swim against the current to navigating your very own tides that welled up within. With the latter being a place of conversation and vulnerability. Some had to carry the loss of loved ones, the loss of employment in their family settings; while others navigated watching their peers or family members fighting with Covid-19. With the times calling for less contact, it is unimaginable that this journey could have felt any more lonely. Yet you chose to keep your vision even though the sight was dim.
With a lack in resources, in the harshest of environments, many had to look at the giants that stood in their way and find the strength from within to get to their destinations. It could not have been easy.
It has been a lot.
Against all odds, you showed up. The dedication you carried on your shoulders each day speaks volumes. Count yourself in as you face the person in the mirror. Look at where you’ve come from; what you had to conquer.
Class of 2020, we’d like to say a huge Congratulations! Remember this… Your future is written with the same kind of pen…against all odds you shall BE!
Womandla Mentorship Team