Well there you have it, my time as a Mentor, I really hope that you have enjoyed reading this as I have writing it. the blog was never going to be this long but you know once you start writing its hard to stop, in fact there’s so much I didn’t include but then I guess if you really want to know what it’s about go do it.
This has been one of the best experiences ever, full of up’s and downs laughter, tears, toil and sweat but I have loved every minute.
I can’t single out the best bit but to see the kids change, watching them have new life adventure was priceless, I would quite happy do it all again.
My follow mentors, thank you what a great bunch of people you are, Spencer, Barry, Nigel, Jo, Hayley (H), Julia, Ian, Jason, Kristian ( and your man-servant), Keith, Jacky, Graham, Tanya, Jason, Gemma
It was amazing working with you all, and not once did I hear any slagging off or bitching in the group which is very rare.
Thanks to Nicky and the team at DHL, Howard and his instructors, Matt my instructor and not forgetting the Kids of Scott team, in fact all the kids on week two because they made it just as good for the other mentors.
Thanks to Dave ( the mountain Goat) all the very good friends that have supported me on walks and climbs and to my understanding wife who puts up with my kit all over the house and never moans at the weekends away I spend on treks.
If you do work for DHL and have read this blog I do really hope it has inspired you to apply, or if you have it has given you an insight as to what experience you are going to have, and I do envy you.
So what now? I know the Mentors are arranging a few walks and maybe a bit of reading which will be great. As for Dave and myself, well we are planning a trek next May to walk Coast to Coast on the island of Corsica over 10 days, and yes once again to raise money for charity, so back in training it is. Will I blog it? who knows.
So this is Me signing out from my Mentoring Adventures
We are all better than we know,
if only we can be brought to realise this,
we may never again be prepared to settle for anything less.
Kurt Hahn co-founder of Outward Bound Trust