Operation Achieve Anything: Day Three-Hundred-Fifteen, Dateline 11-11-2018

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If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
— Katherine Hepburn

Good morning crickets. Welcome to day number three-hundred-fifteen of Operation Achieve Anything. It’s Sunday, I’m about to head up to my oldest sister’s house for some family time, so this is going to be another quick weekend post. This makes three quick posts like this in a row which has me feeling a bit guilty until I remind my self how I’ve been doing this particular segment of the site for close to four years straight without missing a day. Add to this the fact that I’ve done so with no real signs that there actually is any interest and I’m pretty proud of myself for keeping on top off all of this nonsense as strictly as I do, even if I end up having to phone it in from time to time.

Today’s unplanned trip to my sister’s also, kind of, loosely plays into the assignment from yesterday where I was supposed to find something to read as the Achieve Anything… book suggested another technique to drum up a little fun. This assignment provided the inspiration to finally start reading Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson, which the same sister I’m visiting randomly bought for me just because she thought I would like it, almost a year ago.

I feel bad that I haven’t started to read it yet since it’s rare to receive a gift like this outside of my birthday or Christmas. Apparently, my sister read it, and she felt that it helped her with her depression, or at least provided some humor while she was working through a few things. Being that we were raised in the same chaotic home, she felt this might provide the same form of entertainment to me. I’ve only read the intro so far, but I do like what I’m seeing and plan to incorporate this book into my nightly wind down process where I’m starting to actively avoid my computer after a specific time and ease myself into bedtime mode while drinking some tea and watching calming TV. This could be an excellent addition to my end of the day activities.

This also fulfills the task from yesterday, so it’s now time to move on to the assignment for today where I’m now supposed to explore one of my favorite topics and share a few ideas about the benefits of breaking the rules. Of course, neither the book or I am thinking anything criminal in the rule-breaking idea’s intentions. As always, you’ll have to wait for tomorrow’s update for me to delve deeper into my thoughts on this topic. Until then, it’s now that time for me to sign off 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.