I work as a teacher and pastoral care adviser. I met up with a student who was really stressed because her parent has cancer. My student is from a single-parent family. We spoke in my office for a long time. In that time she told me many things about her life, and I listened to her. She taught me a lot about human resilience, and I am very honoured to have such trust from another person. My students have taught me to look beyond myself. I think I will enrol in a professional counselling course next year.