Another year down, and 2020 has already started flying by! Before we get too far into it (and I forget to do this…) here’s the top posts from 2019. Thanks to everyone who stopped by! I absolutely love writing, although if you follow this blog and check it regularly, there are times where weeks go by without a post. Sometimes I just don’t have what I think is something worthy of writing. I’ll try to be better about that this year. In all, I had 89 new posts in 2019. To be honest, my favorites are the original satire I wrote in the fall. But anywho, here are some stats!
Top 3 Most-Viewed Posts All Time:
The Woman in Omi’s “Cheerleader” Music Video (post date- July 15, 2015). Views- 6,294
Uptown Funk: Smoother Than A Fresh Jar of Skippy Explained (post date- February 15, 2015). Views- 3,119
The Woman in Brett Young’s “In Case You Didn’t Know” (post date- April 8, 2017). Views- 2,149
Top 3 Most-Viewed Posts from 2019:
12 Songs for Being Laid Off or Fired (post date- April 25). Views- 1,236
GEICO and Jerome Bettis Fumble on New TV Spot (post date- August 29). Views- 264
17 Songs for Being Laid Off or Fired (post date- April 25). Views- 208
Thanks again, and be sure to check back in for new and just as exciting posts in 2020!
-Out of the Wilderness
There is no playlist that could include all the songs (or song titles, at least) that relate to being fired, laid off, or just flat out quitting your job. So for now, here are 12 songs/song titles about that very thing. After reading this, check out my story about being laid off the very same day I had jury duty!
Note: it’s mostly about the song titles. 🙂
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place – The Animals
Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds
Let’s Go Crazy – Prince
Freedom! ’90 – George Michael
If I Could Make a Living – Clay Walker
I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ – Scissor Sisters
How Bizarre – OMC
WE’RE GONNA BE ALRIGHT – Switchfoot
Lean On Me – Club Nouveau
Good Morning – Max Frost
Float On – Modest Mouse
You Don’t Own Me – Grace, G-Eazy
Want more? Here’s another list of 17 songs about being laid off, fired, or quitting your job!
Being self-employed, working from home, whatever you want to call it, that’s what I’ve been doing since being laid off about 2 Bachelor in Paradise seasons ago. And speaking of reality, if you would have told me 2 years ago how my life would look now, I would not’ve believed you, although I would’ve definitely hoped you were right. The idea of foregoing a desk job to explore other ways of making an income was attractive to me because I seemed to be fitting less and less in a style of work that included cubicles, time sheets, and weekly meetings.
Plus, in our economy, now more than ever, alternative forms of income are very possible and I’m proof. I’ve also got friends that are proof. In fact, one new friend started her own business as a massage therapist less than a year ago and it’s been so inspiring to hear about. She’s really smart, went about it the right way, and I think it’s pretty awesome to hear stories like that.
I wake up each day excited about what the day holds but I’ll be totally honest, it’s not always fun or easy or safe. That’s where faith in a higher power comes in. I believe God wants to take care of each and every person on this planet. Don’t ask me how He’s able to do that because I have no idea, I’ll leave all the logistics up to Him. Some things we just weren’t meant to know, else our brains would…
Maybe it’s a desk job. Maybe it’s professional sports. Maybe it’s working in a hospital, or inventing the next iPhone, or bagging groceries at Publix. We all can fit in somewhere.
Geez, I’m way off track.
I didn’t mean to go all Tony Robins on you.
I guess the moral of this post is that sometimes what might look like a devastating blow is actually the best thing that could ever happen. Take Bachelor in Paradise, for example.
The rose ceremony happens and you don’t get a rose. But instead of crying and your makeup smearing all over your cheeks, you skip out with a big smile on your face and hope in your heart that paradise is actually not televised.
The adventure might only be beginning! Here’s to your adventure, my adventure, and enjoying the journey…
-Out of the Wilderness