Back to all things virtual. The Fellowship ran for 6 weeks in a virtual format. I was placed at Northwestern University for my Leadership Institute. I was well prepared to actively participate and I gave it my all. In the third week, we had a free week to catch up on required work and the like. However, in that same week I had a mental breakdown. I had a massive burn out with no warning whatsoever and it frustrated me.
My journey to becoming a Mandela Washington Fellow was nothing short of amazing. This is a 4-part series and I hope somewhere along the way my story inspires someone.
I express my expectations the best way possible and I’ve realised that it doesn’t breed disappointment. It opens up the two parties to dialogue which in many instances has led to creating solutions that satisfy both parties. Rather than disappointment, it creates a clear path/environment for sound decision-making.