About Me, the Blog Writer

IMG_0378So you want to know who I am? Well, sit back and relax. What you’re about to read will leave you thinking, “Wow, I’m glad I read this!” or “Holy moly, that’s 5 minutes I can never get back. What a dweeb.” Either way, you’re already here, so you might as well know I’m a Florida native but have lived in Nashville since 2005. My original goal moving to good ol’ rocky top Tennessee was to find work in video production. I started out in a completely different field: customer service. And by customer service, I mean working at a restaurant. Honestly, the job was one of the best things that’s happened for me because it was steady, it was in the evening, and was a great way to learn about Nashville. After a few months, I was hired for my first free-lance job working as a production assistant on this Carrie Underwood music video. So thankful for that job because since then, I’ve worked as a production assistant on music videos, commercials, short films, and in television. One thing led to another and bam, I landed at Country Music Television.

At CMT, I was an associate producer and yes, it’s possible to work in country music and not be a redneck, despite what you may see on TV. In a nutshell, my responsibilities included being a writer, a creator, an idea guy, and a television entertainer. But that was just my day job. In March 2015 I was laid off, and a new chapter began. We’ll call it chapter 36.

I love watching sports, mostly football. When it comes to playing sports, I’m good at most, but not great at any. I’m competitive. I have 2 dogs– a beagle and a blue heeler mix. You can read more about them by clicking Life With Dogs. I’ve got family in Tallahassee, and Orlando, Florida. I’m a beach guy. I’m allergic to cats. I love peanut butter and I’m practicing a vegan diet.

This site is about what I see, what I do, what I don’t do, what I wish I would’ve done, and how I end up paying for what I did do, but wish I didn’t. And other stuff.

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16 thoughts on “About Me, the Blog Writer

  1. I love reading your posts! Do you write for a living? You have a great take on the world and all the happenings. You might like to listen to Cherryholmes. A friend got me a ticket to see them play wit hthe symphony last weekend and it was a fabulous show. The symphony conductor is a HOOT! It would be difficult for someone to call classical music boring with him around.

    • Thanks for reading Pam! No, I don’t write for a living, but I do enjoy writing. And yes, I like the Cherryholmes, I have a disc of theirs. Good good music! I’d love to hear them in concert with the symphony, I bet that was pretty memorable!

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  3. Glad you stumbled upon my blog so I could stumble upon yours. Great stuff here! Keep writing and pursuing your passions. Your style of writing is fun and easy to read. I look forward to reading more from you. Your job at CMT sounds interesting and your quest for love. Don’t ever give up! 🙂

  4. So … Wilderness – I need some advice. I am single as well and the past couple of years have been quite an interesting ride … Finding the right one is hard and then having people connect with you but then leave you standing alone, stranded in the desert is very heart crushing. The details of which, probably shouldn’t be mentioned on your blog … Tell me – do you believe that love is worth getting out of your comfort zone?

    • That’s a tough question. The easy answer, and the one I want to say, is yes. But you know as well as I do that being outside our comfort zone with the possibility of being hurt is scary. Maybe a different angle on your question would help with the answer… “Love isn’t worth taking risks.” The more I read that back, the more ludicrous it sounds. If I didn’t take a risk to adopt a dog, then another, I wouldn’t feel the love I now have for them, and from them. Or like in We Bought A Zoo, if I wasn’t brave for 20 seconds, I wouldn’t have found this great thing, whatever it may be. So I guess a question you can ask yourself is, which do you want more, love or safety?

  5. That’s interesting that you say that… Hmmm. Just curious, do you get out of your comfort zone? Do you lure women out into the mirage and then just abandon them there in the hot, lonely desert?

  6. Hello. I just liked the photo of smoking dog. Is that your own photo? I mean i want to use that photo but i wanna know if that has a copyright. Thank you! 🙂

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