Blog of the fan-turned-pro wrestler Ben Monaco

Sunday, 21 December 2014

From the Darkness of Winter...

That time of year is upon us again! Yes, it's the solstice! The beginning of winter but the return of longer days at the same time! Of course, this all coincides with Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, etc. so there's a reason to be happy and festive for just about everyone.

For me, this year is going to be a little different from the past ones. For the first time in...well...ever...I'm unemployed at Christmas time! Don't worry BG fans, I'm not saying that I'm not wrestling anymore, but rather my "day job" has come to an end. It may be a surprise to some, though hopefully not too much of a surprise, that 99.9% of wrestlers at BG have different day jobs and careers! Granted wrestling full-time for a stable salary would be amazing it's not actually possible for most of us. We have bills, rents, mortgages and all kinds of other things to pay for all the time.

That being said,one can always dream of that possibility :P

On the plus side, I have a niece who I'm going to spend lots of time with over the holidays and a family who I'll get to visit and enjoy without having to worry about rushing back to work after a day or two.  As my best friend always tells me, I seem to be an eternal optimist and always believe that things always end up working out just fine in the end. For now, I'm just going to enjoy the break from the routine and maybe get a few more matches in before the end of the year ;)

So to all of you, my dear readers, have safe, fun and happy holidays! All the best to you and may all your dreams come true in the New Year! :)


  1. Happy Solstice, Ben! I am sorry to hear that you're currently unemployed. Being between jobs sucks, I know from experience, so I hope the interval is only as long as you'd like it to be. I'm hoping 2015 will be a happy and fulfilling year for you. Keep on loving and wrestling!

    1. Hey Joe! Thanks for the warm wishes :) Will always keep on wrestling! :P