Some may say the hardest part about 7th grade is dealing with social pressures from your peers. Everyone is beginning to explore who they are and who they might want to be. This time period includes friends coming and going as well as interests in others beyond friends. Finding one’s first partner is always the most difficult. Once you have crossed that hurdle, then every other relationship after gets a little easier because you’ve been through it before.
Similar to serving on a Board, finding your first seat on a Board is the most difficult. But after the first, then the rest become much more attainable because you know the process. Having your heart broken by a boy or girl in 7th grade didn’t stop you from future love interests, and so don’t let small setbacks stop your pursuit of serving on a Board!