In 2011, two friends (now coworkers) told me about a company where they were given the opportunity to help people take control of their lives during difficult times. During our conversations, these counselors talked to me about their roles in helping people to communicate more effectively with their family and doctors, while highlighting scenarios in which they worked with clients to build autonomy and make change. They also shared about the work environment that was supportive and relational, while appreciative of the uniqueness of the individuals they employed. It was clear to me that the values that were important to me – relationships, communication and autonomy – were also important to Vital Decisions. I have been with the company since 2011, and I am glad that it is another experience I did not put off until “later.”