Annie Pokorny Skis Past Living on a Shoe-String Budget Toward Pursuing Her Dreams

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Worth Knowing/Annie Pokorny Skis Past Living on a Shoe-String Budget Toward Pursuing Her Dreams

Originally Released: May 8, 2018

Annie Pokorny Skis Past Living on a Shoe-String Budget Toward Pursuing Her Dreams

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Today’s guest is former professional cross-country skier, Annie Pokorny. She represented the U.S. at three U23 World Championships, won multiple top-10 National Titles, and was an NCAA All American. While her athletic career is over she has successfully transitioned to life after sports and now works in marketing, maintains a lifestyle blog, and runs a side copywriting business.

Today Annie will share with us more about what it was like living a zero-sum lifestyle while pursuing a career as a professional cross-country skier.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What it was like to live off of grant money while keeping living expenses low in order to make ends meet.
  • ​What it was like to balance college and a professional sport.
  • ​How the skills she learned on the road helped her transition to life after sports.
  • ​Why it’s worth it to her to live in an area with a high cost of living so she can enjoy where she is and the sacrifices she has made because of it.

In this episode, we discuss:

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