An inspiring tabling event from our Student Chapters
By Nicholas Regueiro
Once you’re sitting in your cap and gown at graduation, the only thing you’ll think about are the people who have impacted me in life. Who are my mentors, friends, and motivators? Basically asking yourself, who lifts you up? Who makes you a better person.
The Student Chapters of Children Beyond Our Borders, Inc. (CBOB) at UF, FSU and UCF took the time this past Thursday, January 27th to appreciate those who lifts them up. This National Tabling Event serves as a tradition for all our members. Students and faculty who pass by the student chapters’ tables were able to write the name of a person who inspires them (lifts them up) on a balloon! The balloons are representations of people who spark our motivation to pursue our dreams. By writing the name of a person who lifts you up on a balloon, you’ll be thanking them for the advice and influence that they have instilled upon you.
Don't be afraid to seek a mentor. Usually a mentor can deliver negative feedback and deliver praise when appropriate but the goal is – to continuously lift you up no matter the obstacles. Feedback is crucial when growing. Consider it the water component when gardening.
A mentor pushes you to find that better version of yourself. My own mentor is actually my exact age. She seems to have the wisdom of a long-time professional with years of experience. Her wisdom derives from the projects and positions she has taken on during her college career. I know she is just a call away. She lifts me up with constructive feedback and continues to push me to new borders. (Get it cause Children Beyond Our Borders.) My mentor pushes me to do service and take on new projects.
Then ask yourself, who do you lifts up? Try to develop others. Find a great joy out of helping people who, over the years, you notice that through your mentoring have grown - and because of you they have achieved another level.
So, we want to know who are your mentors? You might have more than one, share with us by commenting below. We’d love to give them a shout out!