The drive from Pullman, WA to Boise, ID is about six-and-a-half hours, so I start thinking about all sorts of things when confined to an enclosed space of our dodge for that long. This time, as my husband and I were making our way back home after Turkey Day, I started thinking about accountability (perhaps I was feeling a bit guilty for stuffing myself with food for four consecutive days, who knows?)
Because I am about to graduate with a counseling degree in December (finally) and because I have been interning at a drug and alcohol treatment center, confidentiality has been on my mind. Now, there is a difference between the type of confidentiality that I, as a counselor, can provide to a client and that of an attorney. Some professions fall under the law of privileged communication, which is typically defined as:
I am always fascinated with learning more about people and what drives their behaviors. Why do we do what we do? Well, I’ve had the privilege of learning some interesting things this semester, so I thought I would share a particularly intriguing finding about a certain type of personality that I find… well… annoying.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I have been pondering what it is I am thankful for this season. I did not grow up with Thanksgiving, so it has taken me a while to really get into this tradition. I have had some good laughs with people who ask me what Thanksgiving is like in Estonia.