You know whats better than getting gifts on your birthday? A new understanding of what life is really about. I think this is the all time gift. Knowing that you are slowing growing into the person you always aspired to be. If someone asked me who I wanted to be when I was younger I don’t know if I had an answer. But, if someone asked me who I wanted to be when I was attending Gonzaga I know that I had a definite answer. That answer would be a person of service. Gonzaga University, a University that instills the Jesuit education into any aspect of learning really made an impact on my overall outlook on how life should be lived. I didn’t really know at the beginning of my college career what that really meant until I really started to pay attention to how it was changing me. I’ve never had my own intellect, faith, or identity tested until Gonzaga and I am forever grateful. Because of Gonzaga I know that golf does not identify who I am, rather it is something that I do. There is more meaning to life than playing a sport for competition. Yes, it’s fun to win but those wins don’t fill my heart. Since Gonzaga I have come closer to finding what fills my heart and that is being of service to others. I feel complete joy and worth when I am able to touch somebody’s else’s heart, when I am able to get on a deeper level with someone. Knowing that I can be there for someone when they have no one else makes me feel complete. If it wasn’t for Gonzaga instilling in me that there is more to life than the superficial things, I’d probably still be searching or feeling empty.