Committed to Integrity

 From the Lostboys tumblr. {Camping is greater than Schooling]

From the Lostboys tumblr. {Camping is greater than Schooling]

I don’t want to write this blog post.  I seriously have so much studying to do that I have no idea why my fingers are typing these words right now on this (sort of) blank word document. I knew this day would come, I knew that there would be a Monday where I was significantly behind and this hour I am using for writing would be a precious resource.

Nevertheless I made a commitment, and even if no one reads this blog post I know I will stay in integrity with myself if I write today.

That is the thing about integrity, I am sure that not a lot of people would cry out in horror if I did not post a blog post today. I would probably get a lot of “oh she is working really hard.”.. Or “maybe she forgot..” Aannnddd a lot of people would probably not really even notice the missing blog post. Please don’t think that I am looking for pity or sympathy here, I merely have a healthy understanding of how many readers I have each week (thank you, Squarespace analytics).

The point I am trying to make is that integrity is sticking to what you said you would do, when you said you would do it. Even when no one is watching.

Even though not a lot of people would miss my blog post, the person who would be most affected would be me. I must stay in integrity with my word because there is a breakdown in my character if I do not do what I said I would do.

Now, I am not saying that you have to be superman or superwoman, capable of leaping over your problems with a single bound. Staying in integrity also means that you own up to when you cannot keep your word. So there may come a time when I won’t be able to write on a Monday and that is absolutely okay (I must own up to it though).

Integrity is a beautiful thing and I am grateful for those who are in my life who hold me accountable to staying in integrity with others and most importantly, myself.

Dear Friends, I implore you to choose integrity. I can't promise that it will be the easiest choice, but it will be the best thing for you and those around you. 

 

Now, someone please buy me this shirt. kthanxbye

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