I wrote my first two blog entries knowing that I would be taking a short hiatus from all things electronic for a few days. I participated in a 4 day religious retreat. In January, as I looked toward my retirement, I had the opportunity to begin formation for a retreat that was scheduled for 2 weeks after my last day of school. Several things indicated to me that this would be the perfect way to begin my retirement. A little “spiritual tuneup” is always a good thing. It was a great decision for me and an opportunity for me to slow my pace. One of the women I met on the retreat told me about a great volunteer opportunity that I will keep in mind as I move forward. I find it amazing that whenever I mention my quest for my new calling someone shares with me an opportunity that I can consider. This organization provides city youth with a mentor who meets each week with the student while also connecting with school and home. The mentor works on academics, character, and career prep. It’s called Urban Future. I would love to hear about the experiences of anyone who has been part of this organization.