Operation Achieve Anything: Day Two-Hundred-Ninety-Four, Dateline 10-21-2018

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I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
— Frank Lloyd Wright

Good morning crickets. Welcome to day number two-hundred-ninety-four of Operation Achieve Anything. Here I go with round to of this nonsense because the dumb fucking add on spellchecker that I use disables ctrl-z when it is activated. I love the software for the features that go deeper than the built-in spellcheck for Word, but I can’t stand their technical glitches. I just got done writing an entire post explaining how this is the first time in years that I’ve had to implement my loophole where I don’t consider midnight the end of my day but instead I see tomorrow as when I wake from my first sleep following the switch from PM to AM. When I went to cut and paste it into my blogging software I accidentally hit ctrl-v instead of ctrl-c leading all of my work to disappear with no way to get it back.

Yeah, I could and should save as I go, but we’re only talking one page and not an entire book. Oh well, it is what it is and here is my effort to recapture what I just wrote. My main point was how I opted to take the day off from everything, blogging, the day job, and even walking since I’ve been feeling extremely burnt out for over a month and have yet to have a full day to nothing for years. It wasn’t really planned, but when I woke with a hangover that I attempted to cure with the hair of the dog, I drank myself into an impromptu vacation which is why I am getting such a late start.

I also explained how I’ll probably beat myself up over this for the rest of the month because I’m extremely obsessive when it comes to sticking to my schedule. I feel that I work so hard on my projects as a trade-off for avoiding more traditional work. Since my paid gig is only part-time and I live back home in the garage, I refuse to be or be seen as a slacker out here doing nothing but playing video games. Whether anyone sees any value in my writing or not, it the only thing to me that justifies my life, making break taking stick in my head as if I’m doing something wrong.

Though completely unintentional, this actually plays into my assignment from yesterday where I was supposed to try to actively find a balance between work and play. This must have subliminally stuck with me because the balance I need is to take more breaks without beating myself up when I do so. The book also used the example about how if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life, which is how I feel about my writing but not so much when it comes to my day job. I’ve never had an issue with doing any work, my issue has always been with bosses and jobs, which is why I’m so hellbent on trying to figure out a way to be completely responsible for generating my own pay.

Today’s assignment’s a dumb one considering it’s coming this late in the game in a book about achieving anything within a year. I also can’t stand how it’s another repeat of a prior task where I’m supposed to seek out my passion. You would think that by this time a person who had any goals in mind that inspired them to buy this book about how to achieve said goal, they’d have their passion towards it already nailed down, or at least they’d have it figured out from the first time the task was assigned.

Oh well, I’ll ramble on about my thoughts on this subject again when I check in with tomorrow’s post. Until then, it’s now time for me to wrap this one up for a second time by saying good day and good luck to you and all of your projects.

Talk to you soon.

Sincerely,

The Wicker Breaker

P.S. Below are links to my novel, which I plan to promote as part of Operation Achieve Anything, as well as a link to where you can buy the book that is providing the structure to this project in case you would like to purchase it in order to play along.

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.