I can hear my mom now “ You know, whatever happens in darkness will come to light”. She would repeat this slogan of hers every time us kids would try to trick that motherly intuition. She did make a good point though, everything in the darkness will eventually come to light, that is why it is important to be truthful to others but more importantly yourself. I’ve always heard that honesty is the best policy and as I grow up and try to grow into the person that I want to be, every day I realize more and more that in order to be the person one needs to be one must be truthful with themselves.
The battle line between being honest and dishonest with yourself is a extremely fine one. It’s as thin as trying to be the person you want to be and trying to be the person you need to be. Working towards getting a masters in rehabilitation counseling, a profession dealing with helping other find successful and meaningful work, we are often challenged to look at and examine our selves and look at what is really important to us. Being a recent college graduate and soon entering the work force I’m confronted with the decision to pursue a career for monetary reason or because it’s something in truly love to do.