Result #69: I was barely able to pay my rent, let alone save up extra for a real deal live auction.

#69: I will attend and purchase something from a live auction.

Date: 3-10-2014

Due Date: 3-10-2015

Resolution: I don't fully know why, but I've found that I'm a big fan of all the auction show on the television. When I first got my drivers license I found out about car auctions that sold unclaimed cars from the impound yard. I would fantasize about going and winning some pimped out car that once belonged to some drug dealer who was serving time. Then I'd get scared thinking, "What if he saw me driving his car once he got out?" Ah the imagination of youth.

I continues to have fantasies about something real cool for real cheap through the auction circuit so this year I will track one down and give it a shot.

Update #1: The Conclusion.

Date: 3-10-2015

I don't know if I should be ashamed of failures like this because of the poor financial planning that went into some of these resolutions, or if the shame should stem from my failure to become successful enough to be able to afford to complete these novel tasks.

Then again maybe I should be proud of myself for giving it a shot.

It's been a while since I've had an inflated sense of self-confidence. I miss having the optimism and wishful thinking that I would be able to earn enough to both get by while also having somewhat of a disposable income, at least enough to follow through with these low budget dreams.

Right now that type of lifestyle feels a million miles away.

Luckily, I'm just as stubborn as I am delusional so I'm going to keep at it until the end.

Maybe some day I'll be able to complete this resolution, but until then I've failed.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.