The Reawakening: Part 13

What do you do?

I’ve heard that question a lot lately and I’m still becoming comfortable with the answer.

I work from home.

Isn’t that type of work reserved for traveling salesmen? Highly sought after consultants? Website designers? Stay-at-home moms or dads, like Joel on Parenthood?

Joel, the stay-at-home dad on Parenthood.
Joel and Julia Braverman, with daughter Sydney.

I don’t fit into those categories at all, and yet, here I am sitting at my computer, working on a movie trailer and coming up with ideas on how to market my book.

It’s pretty cool knowing everything that happens each day is very much a direct result of being laid off back in March. If I were still at that job I most likely wouldn’t have pursued the book thing, I wouldn’t be dog sitting, I might still be editing the trailer, but I for sure wouldn’t have been able to go to Missouri with my brother and nephew (more here and here), or go on a trip here with 2 of my nieces, or been thinking about all the possibilities ahead of me! Of course, failing is also a possibility. Just ask my fantasy football team. I have one win and six losses. It sickens me.

I have Julio Jones, how am I losing every game? 

I don’t mean to get off topic, but come on, man! When I lose to a team named “I’m Josh Gwoban” who had about 35 players on bye-week, there’s a problem. Ok, ok, I’m over it. There’s always next year.

The journey to a new and interesting future continues, thanks for reading!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

2 thoughts on “The Reawakening: Part 13

  1. Getting laid off has definitely been one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Glad you’re enjoying this new season as well!

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