The "Normal" Worries of an Insurance Agent Mother

August 04, 2017
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Hello! My name is Erica Diana. Yes, I have two first names. You can call me Erica, or Diana, or any other name. I answer to everything! That's what happens when you are a twin and grew being called the wrong name. Believe me, I don't take offense to much.

A little bit of background on me - I've been at Advantage Insurance Solutions for 2 years and have been part of the financial services/insurance industry since 2002. I like to say that if it's boring and requires a license, I'm down.

This October, I will have been married for 12 years. I have two daughters who are my life. My husband is a carpenter by trade and works for Jeffco Public Schools - he's super handy and can build me whatever my heart desires (wink wink...). We're actually talking about and planning on building a new garage - let's all keep our fingers crossed!

Doing what I do, for as long as I have doing it, I have to tell you - it has changed my mindset as a mom.

A "normal" mom will think about what kind of cupcakes to serve at our daughter's upcoming birthday party. Me? Guess what I think about.

Oh - well, I wonder about what kid is going to fall off the jungle gym in my backyard and if their parent will then sue me.

A "normal" mom will worry about their dog getting hit by a car when he escapes (AGAIN!!!) from their backyard. Guess what I think about...

Oh - I wonder what would happen if he attacks someone (he won't) and how I'm liable for him even if he isn't at my house.

A "normal" mom thinks about how great their children do at school, about their kids excelling at studies and at sports.

Yep - again, I'm different. I am scared that if one of my girls is playing with a rubber band and it gets loose and damages another student's eye. You guessed it - I'm liable. The parents are responsible.

Like I mentioned before, I have two beautiful, kind, respectful girls. I cherish this time as their mother. Yes, my looking glass is different, and I might have additional worries because of my profession, but I wouldn't change it for anything.

Also - my husband helps keep me sane.

Things like liability, responsibility, being sued, not having the right coverage, and not knowing how insurance provides the coverage are all really important to me. Remember, I like the boring stuff. My biggest, most important professional goal is to help my clients - personally.

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

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