Operation Achieve Anything: Day Three-Hundred-Twenty, Dateline 11-16-2018

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Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
— John F. Kennedy

Good afternoon crickets. Welcome to day number three-hundred-twenty of Operation Achieve Anything. I’ve really been struggling with my schedule over the past couple of days and am just now realizing that I think daylight savings is to blame. I know most people are already aware of the difficulties that come with this shifting of time, but this is the first time in my life as a morning person. I used to love this time of year because I preferred to work after dark. Now, night time has become a sign for me to start to wind down, leading me to start to get into my end of the day mode around four thirty in the PM instead of steadily working all the way up until prime time TV watching PM.

I’m getting used to it though and hope that by the end of the weekend, I’ll not only be caught up with all of my efforts, but I should end up back ahead of the game enough to where the time of the day wouldn’t matter. Once again, I burnt through my backup SNL reviews because I’ve been feeling too burned out to do much more than my daily obligations. That said, I’m extremely proud of my self for being able to always keep up with what needs to be done every day even when weeks go by where all that I get to is the bare minimum to meet my goals.

I’m also pretty proud of myself for continuing to treat this site like a legitimate job. I realized the other day how having these daily deadlines and continuous work make it feel like I’m living out my dreams even more than the way I felt I was making progress back when I was just writing screenplays an novels. Back then I could be just as busy, but at the same time, the lack of solid deadlines made it easy to feel like an amateur and writing was just a hobby. Having this blog provides tangible evidence of what it actually is that I’m up to. Now I know precisely what I want to do to fill the rest of my time on this earth because I’m doing it. I just now need to figure out how to translate my efforts into an income that will allow me to fully support myself. Unfortunately, I don’t think that I’m going to get that from this Achieve Anything… book.

Speaking of the book, it’s now time to delve into yesterday’s assignment where, for the hundredth time, I’ve been challenged to learn something new. As I said in yesterday’s post, I’ve got so much going on right now that I can barely keep up with everything, and am trying new things on the regular, with or without it being an assigned task, so, I don’t really have all that much for this one. Also, I attempted to try so many new things back during my 365 Days of Resolution Challenge, that it’s hard to come up with new things to try.

So, I’m going to consider yesterday’s assignment to be fulfilled. With that, it’s now time to move on for the assignment for today where I’m now supposed to explore my views on conformity. If you read this page with any regularity, I’m sure you can guess what I’m going to say on the subject, but you’ll have to wait for tomorrow’s update to read what I have to say. 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.