Yes, absolutely! I think one of the things I didn’t do as well as I could’ve was just networking while still playing. Connecting with community leaders, connecting with different people who are doing the kind of work and jobs that I would perhaps, one day, like to do, and learning more about those jobs. So, internships, job shadows, any opportunities like that – I didn’t take advantage of them. I think that’s one piece that I could’ve done a better job at, gaining some prior knowledge and experience about potential opportunities that might be out there. I would definitely recommend that.
Then, staying connected. I think this is a tough thing to do when you’re in the midst of a transition, is to stay connected. Like a lot of guys, I isolated myself. I found myself by myself often, and disconnected from the things I used to enjoy and like to do. I joke that there were a couple of years where I couldn’t watch football. My wife is a big football fan, her dad is a coach, and was a college player – I just couldn’t watch. On Sunday’s for a while, I spent a lot of time mowing the lawn – We had the best lawn in the neighborhood for those couple of years!