I had a meeting with my mentor today. At first I was excited to see her because we hadn’t had a meeting in the longest time. But then the smile on my face turned into a wall that was hiding something back. And as soon as I realised what it was, it was too late to keep the tears from falling. Why is it that when you think everything is running smoothly and that you have stuff under control, you find that there is still a crack in the surface? A smile is never enough to hide the pain. You can try as hard as you like to pretend, even to yourself that everything is ok, but sooner or later, those buried emotions will rise to the surface and there will be no stopping their escape.