Result #58: 365 Days + 365 Petition = 1 More Success.

#58 Choose a petition a day and sign it.

Date: 2-27-2014

Due date: 2-27-2015

Resolution: Yesterday I saw the above posting on Facebook that called to sign a petition to add Sarah Elizabeth Jones to The Academy Awards Memoriam Tribute. Sarah is an Assistant Camera Person who recently died in a tragic accident while filming a movie.

I've worked on many films, as a grip I've formed many close relationships with people from the camera department and have even filmed on train tracks when we were supposed to, because of this and my morbid fascination with Award Ceremony Memoriam Tributes I decided to sign the petition.

All I had to do was give my name and the email address I use to sign up for things to avoid spam in my regular email account, hit a button and I was done. After that a new petition popped up asking me to sign. I don't even remember what it was for but at the time it seemed important enough to say, "Why not," and click a button.

I got very caught up in this process and must have petitioned ten of these things and it felt good.

I don't know why this led to such a feeling of accomplishment, there are petitions for all sorts of nonsense on this page and even if they reach the goal it doesn't mean that what you signed on for will go into effect, but it's interesting to see what's out there, and fun to at least attempt to move a cause to the next stage of recognition, so I'll be doing this once a day for a year.

Update #366: The Conclusion.

Date: 3-2-2015

Well, I've successfully signed 365 petitions in the past 365 days!!!

Do I think I changed the world at all by doing so?

Not really, but I did follow through on the task at hand to make this resolution a success. Also due to the Care2.com site's reward system I was able to donate 226 days of say drinking water just by showing up on a daily basis.

I'm not fully sure how virtual butter flies turn into the resources to provide water for an entire day but I'm hoping the deal is legit and people actually benefited from my effort. 

I also hope that some of the petitions were or will be successful in making the world a better place.

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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.