Life Insurance - Getting Closer to Home


After taking a kickboxing class last night, I decided to walk home from the gym. I figured I would walk the 2 miles and try to burn some extra calories. I was on vacation the week prior in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. I spent the week on the beach, eating things like lobster, clams, (both with butter of course), homemade ice cream, Pier French Fries, and of course drinking fruity drinks on the beach. I kept thinking if I had taken a life insurance exam what would my cholesterol readings be? Scary thought indeed!

I am usually a 5-night-a-week gym junkie and did not work out at all while on vacation. Once I returned home, I knew it was time for some serious detoxing. With headphones in place and the iPod on shuffle, I headed on home. First song that came on is “Raise your glass” by Pink. I had to laugh because I may have raised my glass a few times on vacation. The song is great, upbeat, makes you move, and I felt better already!

When I got about halfway home, the music took a whole different turn. Classic 1970 Grand Funk Railroad “I’m your Captain/Closer to Home”. If you have never heard it, try to find it on YouTube (be warned, it is a 10 minute song). The lyrics start out as:

"Everybody, listen to me
And return me my ship
I'm your captain, I'm your captain
Though I'm feeling mighty sick"

Now this song was more appropriate for my situation! As the song plays on you can hear waves and seagulls in the background, and then halfway a full orchestra comes into the mix. There is a verse that keeps on playing over and over, “I’m getting closer to my home”. My last half mile is straight uphill to my house and hearing that verse over and over makes me move a lot faster getting closer to home.

About the author: Teri Costen has been in the life insurance business for over 20 years. She is a mother of three who enjoys working out, taking aerobic kickboxing classes, and making stained glass. Teri believes that finding the right life insurance policy helps protect your family and loved ones. You can contact Teri at 1-800-651-1953 or