Life is funny. Five years ago, I was planning to leave the actuarial profession and start my own triathlon coaching business in Denver, Colorado. I imagined that by this point in time, my business would be up and fully running with a studio and dozens of clients. Insert any adage you want about plans and how well they usually go. Needless to say things did not go according to plan. I immediately discovered that it was going to be very difficult to bring in clients. My personality does not lend itself to marketing me or my business.
Here I am five years later, and I am ready to take the next step in my career. I am returning to the actuarial profession and moving to Reno, Nevada. Starting March 14, I will be working for Employers Insurance – they provide workers compensation insurance to small businesses around the country. They continue to add new states in which they do business. I am very excited to join a growing business. It is a smaller company than the one I used to work for, and should be a great environment for me.
Am I sad that my business didn’t work out? A little. Do I regret it? Not for a single second. During this time, I met the sweetest woman in the world and she agreed to be my wife. So even though I didn’t make any money with my coaching business, it is still the best thing I have ever done.
Now I am sure many of you don’t care about my personal life and want to know what this means for this blog. It means that posts will be far less frequent. I will be shooting for one post per week. It may be a bit less if work gets in the way, or more if I can churn out some additional reviews. I don’t know, because life is funny.