Not all politicians are lifers, said no politician ever. Until now. It was a mere 12 months ago that I left the political realm after losing a run for the Ohio General Assembly, after serving three years as Mayor of my community. I had spent most of the preceding 15 years as a public servant. From joining the Army and spending years on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, to bouncing around in the back of an ambulance and working for various nonprofits, it’s almost all I’ve known. (To be fair, I also owned a small whisky distillery for a while, and was the only Mayor in the country who could run a whiskey still). When I lost the election, however, I knew that it was time to do something for me. I had had enough of giving my life and attention to others, while completely dismissing my own.