It's been a bruising year in politics.
There's been the EU referendum, a change of Prime Minister, a complete overhaul in the Cabinet, Labour reshuffles and a leadership challenge that seems to have lasted longer than anything anyone has ever done since time began. And it's fair to say Jeremy Corbyn's party has endured its share of casualties.
Owen Smith is the latest and now follows our dear old former prime minister into the shadows.
In addition to maintaining his role as a political back bencher, here are a few ideas of other things he can spend his time doing now that he's (comparatively) free:
1. Spend more time with his dog
Who wouldn't want to do this? Dogs always choose you, even when people don't.
2. Try to swap places with Owen Jones
-- Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) September 13, 2016
Seems like the wheels are already in motion...
3. Take up golf
It is the classic sport for later in life, after all...
4. Start a business
Smith has strong experience as a former head of policy and government relations for pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer. Surely there's some new opportunity to harness?
5. Write his memoirs
He wouldn't be the first. David Cameron has already retired from political life to write his own life story, due out as early as next year. Too soon?
6. Do some DIY
Could be all that talk about getting Labour's house in order.
7. Get buff
Arnie went for gym bod first and politics second... reverse Arnie?
8. Open a sweet shop
-- Owen Smith (@OwenSmith_MP) April 10, 2016
Owen later went on air saying he regretted this tweet. But perhaps there's a business idea in there after all?
We could go on.
It's worth noting that Smith doesn't have any plans to retire as an MP just yet, so there may well be some action from him on the back benches.
For now, it's back to Corbyn and his team to mount the opposition to Theresa May and her new Cabinet whilst Smith considers his options.