A Comprehensive Categorized Autobiography with Thoughts andReflection of David William RichardsonDavid W. RichardsonGoshen College
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DAVID WILIAM RICHARDSON2
Abstract This paper examines key events in five different areas of my life. These areas are education, family, religious tradition, recreation,and victories and defeats. Each event will be reflected upon in awell-expressed way and brought to show how it has shaped mythinking today.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DAVID WILIAM RICHARDSON3A Comprehensive Categorized Autobiography with Thoughts and Reflection of David WilliamRichardsonEducation – Family – Religious Tradition – Recreation – Victories and DefeatsSoccer was the sport of choice for my brother and naturally I played it too. I playedGoshen Youth League soccer (GYS) from second to fifth grade, indoor soccer in the winter atElkhart Soccer Area from sixth grade into high school and Elkhart Flames for three years prior tothe start of four years of high school soccer at Bethany Christian High School (BCHS). Soccer was a main form of recreation growing up in Goshen. My father filmed hundreds upon hundredsof games throughout the multitude of seasons between my brother and myself. My father wasthe parent that car pooled the other kids to the indoor soccer area in our 7-seat van and he wasthe one that took me to countless soccer tournaments traveling as far west as Missouri. Soccer was a fun activity that I chose to practice and play.One particular experience that remains clear in my mind is a snap shot of time that took place during my sophomore year at BCHS toward the end of the sectional final game match up between Bethany and Northridge. The game was still tied after sudden death and so it went toPenalty Kicks (PKs). All I had to do was kick it in the goal, a feat that had been done thousandsof times before this moment. When I went to kick the ball I leaned too far back and the ballsailed over the goal. Although we didn’t lose at that moment, it did lead to our loss a short timelater when another player missed. Had I made it we would have won the game instead of continuing to be tied which led to our loss. I was devastated from that experience and cried onthe shoulder of one of my classmates.