Life is one of those things that most people take for granted and I have been guilty of it in the past. Now I have a greater purpose in life, and now I never take life for granted. The past five years has really been a time for reflection, meaning, and purpose. Before the change in my life I had no direction or purpose. I had this love for football but no plan or purpose. I had just got this job at the airport working for the United States Government. I had not long been with my girlfriend and my daughter had not long been born. In that time of my life I was definitely in my young adult years. I was not quite committed to my girlfriend at the time wanting to date other women and not settle down. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life or the direction I wanted to go. I knew I loved football and wanted to get back in school. At that time I had every excuse of why I shouldn’t go to school, or why I can’t go to school. With the birth of my daughter I made me think a lot more over time of who I wanted to be or what I wanted to do. It also made me think of the kind of father I wanted to be and the type of role model I wanted to be for my daughter. One day I was sitting around at work thinking and I was saying to myself is this what I want to do for the rest of my life. I knew the answer which was I really didn’t but what else could I do. I mean I had no college education really the only work experience I had was being a bill collector, and I didn’t want to go back to do that kind of work anymore. The only thing I had was my passion for football. I remember thinking to myself I don’t want to be an old man thinking about what I could have, would have , should have, done in my life. I remember thinking to my self I want to coach football in high school and college. I believe that this is when I began the transformation from young adulthood to middle adulthood. I really started thinking about my future not just for me but my family. By this... [continues]
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