I met Lizzy on Christmas two years ago when Charlie, Bi, Lizzy and I spent it the Jewish way, movies and Chinese. Lizzy is so delightful and knows how to keep it real. She’s hilarious and a major go getter working at one of the best companies in the world and absolutely killing it. I think this FWB is really important and I feel really grateful to have Lizzy to teach it to me.
Topics like this seem so elusive to me because I just did not receive this information anywhere up until now. I think there are probably a lot of reasons for this including I never really connected with any adults in my school career aka I had pretty bad teachers. Side note: This is one of the main reasons why I currently work in elementary schools…to be the adult I never experienced in my school career and of course, the sweet vacation schedule;). I also spent very little time in a corporate america environment and do not have anything close to a straight forward career path trajectory. But what I learned from this conversation is just how important having a conversation like this really is….
I felt really empowered learning about the mentor relationship from Lizzy and hope that this inspires others to take action to look for a mentor, become a mentor or just get more clear on the subject. This relationship seems so important and helpful to have. The definition of mentor is an “experienced and trusted advisor.” To have one or more successful, experienced and trusted advisors in your life and have them share their experiences and knowledge for the benefit of your success, yes please. I would love to hear your experiences with this topic…do you have a mentor? are you a mentor? where did you learn about the importance of having a mentor? Please leave a comment below.
Thanks again, Lizzy, for sharing your wisdom. Your mentees are lucky to have you!
This FWB could not be more useful. This is the skill of all skills that everyone references as the skill to know yet a large portion of us don’t know how to do it. And now, I have Stuart to thank for making me and all the viewers of FWB no longer feel inferior about this lack of knowledge. I now know exactly what to do with a flat tire but let’s be honest, I’ll probably still call AAA for assistance.
Stuart and I met in July 2014 at Northern Nights. If you couldn’t tell, Stuart is originally from Scotland (Shetland Islands) and moved back home shortly after we met but not before falling in love with Ashley. He just moved back to San Francisco to make a long distance relationship no longer long distance. He’s such a talented mechanic and fixer of all things and I feel so lucky to have learned from the best. Stuart is the nicest guy you’ll meet and is never without an interesting story.
Thank you so much Stuart for helping me feel like a more capable human and making one of my bests so happy!
Last week, my friends at Cerveceria de MateVeza organized an amazing event where they rented an SF Muni cable car and invited 40 people to hop on and enjoy the evening filled with music, beers and good times while cruising around the city at sunset. I brought my mic along figuring I would be surrounded by friends and knew this would be a great situation to learn something. What happened next, I could not have predicted. Following my friend, Abby’s suggestion, I approached Chu and we became fast friends. He is such an awesome guy and was totally all about the group having a good time.
Operating and riding around the cable car that night was yet another reminder of why San Francisco is such a special place with really lovely and fun people. I will admit that my transition to SF from NYC has not been the easiest but these experiences help make me realize that the best is yet to come. Thanks again to the guys at Cerveceria. You all should like their FB page and make sure to stop by and grab a beer if you’re in SF. Also, I’d love to thank San Francisco for providing this awesome muni ride service. You really outdid yourself with this one:)
After riding on the back of the motorbike for 4 weeks all over Southeast Asia, it was my turn to drive. My good friend Sofia insisted that this be her lesson even though I was obviously hesitant. She learned in Myanmar where she currently lives and works as a teacher. Sof was confident that I could do it.
I’m happy to report that my skills improved immensely and the next day I drove for about 30 min on the roads of Phuket in the rain.
Thanks Sof for being an amazing teacher and encouraging me even when I was beyond nervous. You are the best travel buddy a girl could ask for!!! xo
Ah, Twitter. I’ve tried to learn how to use this powerful social media tool since 2008 but could never really understand how to use it and the benefits. Well, this has all changed thanks to my handsome and tech savvy friend, Jeremy Phillips aka @JeremyJJP. Check out this FWB to learn why Twitter is really important and how to actually use it. You can check out Jeremy’s life and all the cool things he’s involved in here. Thanks JP for your amazing lesson and for being you;)