Operation Achieve Anything: Day Three-Hundred-Six, Dateline 11-2-2018

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The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.
— Henry Boye

Good morning crickets. Welcome to day number three-hundred-six of Operation Achieve Anything. Alright, I finally feel like I’m back on the ball. Last night I not only fit in two SNL reviews to get back to the point where I no longer have as much stress from having to watch, review, and post my findings all in the same day. Granted, I still have to put in the same amount of work to keep this tiny lead, but there is far less pressure since the deadline is more than twenty-four hours away. This allows me to focus on the content over just rushing to get things done. On top of that, I also manage to properly start this year’s NaNoWriMo and am loving the fact that I’m writing fiction again.

I’m now back to being excited about my efforts once again. Not that I was losing interest, I was just losing energy from doing this so long without any breaks. It’s weird how actually forcing myself to do more is what it took to get myself out of the slump that I landed in after finding out I had been fired. I’m hoping, now that I’m back in the right mood, I’ll be able to have all of my blog content posted before noon. As soon as I’m done sharing the work that’s due, I then plan to watch SNL and write my review for the following day, the spend the rest of the evening cleaning up the blog. Then, to wind down the day, once it gets dark, I’ll move on to my NaNoWriMo efforts, while searching for work during any downtime.

Now that I’ve shared my plan let’s dig into the assignment from yesterday where I was supposed to practice no longer passing the blame and share of a time where I purposely accepted the blame for something that wasn’t my fault. This is another tough one for me because I’ve always felt that I’ve accepted the blame for everything. Yes, I do like to explore how I’ve come to develop the thought processes that lead to my troubles, but I do also always accept my share of the blame.

As for this idea of owning up to a fault that wasn’t my own, this is the part where things are a bit tough. I started to accept the blame for everything when I was a kid growing up in a chaotic home. I would turn to the adults in charge when I was struggling with how things were going at home, only to continually be told that I can’t blame others for my problems. Meanwhile, the main problem was that a drunken outsider was accepted into our home and the person in charge of protecting us, would not kick him out. This accepting of someone else’s fault is probably why I’m unable to seek out help to this day and have spent my entire life trying to figure it all out on my own. This is probably why I feel the need to share the process that may lead to any flawed logic.

So, there are my views on accepting blame for other, I personally don’t think that it leads to the great feelings the way the book claims but I do agree that it is important to own up to your own mistakes. With that, it’s now time to introduce the assignment for today where I’m supposed to share how well I am at compromising. If you’ve read any of these posts from the past, I’m sure you can guess where my hard-headed ass will stand, but, of course, you’ll have to wait for tomorrow’s post to read what I have to say on the subject. Until then, it’s now that time for me to sign off as usual 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.