Art Buddies: How Mentoring Changed Me

Today, I had originally planned to post a recipe for pretzel bites and beer cheese dip in honor of Oktoberfest, but when I checked my email and saw a message from the mentorship program I participated in last spring, in addition to the tragic deaths in Las Vegas, I decided that today, it is more important to share my Art Buddies experience.

Last fall, when I was feeling helpless and scared for our nation’s future (fears that have not gone unwarranted, given today’s political environment), I started looking for ways that I could contribute to a better tomorrow. I donated money to causes that were important to me, I worked on mindfulness to ensure I was interacting with those around me in a positive way, and finally, I donated my time to Art Buddies.

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