One cold and snowy December 23, my dad and I left for what would be the first professional football game I had ever seen. The whistle blew, the crowd roared, and the game began. My favorite team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, were playing the Minnesota Vikings in what would quickly become a hopeless mauling. At the end of the fourth quarter, the score was 33-3 Jaguars, and the Vikings, who were playing a horrible game, had absolutely no chance of victory. I couldn't be happier. Still, it got better yet. After the game, my Dad and I stood by the overhang of the Jaguars' exit and Jimmy Smith, my favorite player, threw me his glove! I just couldn't believe it. By far, it had been the best day of my life.
However, the entire experience was even better for a different reason. It made me realize how much I need my college education. As a person, I'm very outwardly focused and giving. "It is better to give than to receive" is the perfect example of how I feel. I love to do things to make other people happy, and the people I want to make the most happy are the people within my own future family. I want to be able to sufficiently provide for them in every single way possible. I want to spend a lot of time with them. I want to be able to buy them everything they could possibly want. I want them to feel totally loved. Obtaining a good college education, and a good job is completely necessary in providing them with that kind of love. I know simply loving them with all I have is the most important thing, but having plenty of money can only help.