The mentorship I’ve been involved in ended yesterday. It was a rousing success, though I did say “fuck” around the mentee. I actually said it when telling her that my big goal throughout the process was to not say fuck in front of her, so it only half counts. She told me at the end of the process that I’ve had a really positive effect on her as she didn’t think much of her writing before we teamed up. Wow – I had influence over someone. Positive influence, I mean. Who knew? Since I don’t have kids of my own, looks like I’ll have to settle for having an effect on other people’s kids.