Operation Achieve Anything: Day Three-Hundred-Thirty, Dateline 11-26-2018

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A single day is enough to make us a little larger.
— Paul Klee

Good afternoon crickets. Welcome to day number three-hundred-thirty of Operation Achieve Anything. I think I might have one more day of Thanksgiving haze left in me before I’ll be fully back on the ball. Though my head isn’t quite as cloudy as it’s been ever since my thirty-hour holiday themed vice bender, my thoughts seem to be coming a lot slower and while at the same time I’m also finding it hard to maintain my focus. Then again, I did just wake up, so some of this slowness may just be stemming from that, considering how I no longer feel notorious from my spinning head and the gut rot from all the booze and cannabutter is gone as well. This is why I think that it will take just one more day to get all of the ickiness out of my system to be able to get back to work.

This sort of plays into today’s assignment where I was supposed to explore the quote of the day that stated how wasting time regretting wasted time only ends up wasting even more time. This makes perfect sense to me because, typically, I’d be beating myself up right now over the regrets of my wasted four day weekend, if it wasn’t for having this as the task at hand. Though I am pretty good at working through my regrets, I’m still pretty hard on myself whenever I feel like I’m not being efficient with my time. This is why it might seem like every other day I seem to have a complaint about not being as productive as I would like.

Meanwhile, almost every time that I do start to complain, I’m also typically well ahead of my obligations for the day. I’ve been trying to tone down this neurotic response over the past couple of months, so now that it’s part of a legitimate assignment, I may force myself even stronger to focus on celebrating my successes, instead of always harping on my many short-term failures to stick to my extracurricular schedule. With that, I’m going to consider today’s assignment to be done.

For today’s assignment, I’m now supposed to attempt to do something big with my day to play off of the quote of the day. The idea being that there is no reason to wait to jump into a life-changing project. Though the assignment admits that success may not come so quickly, the point is that there is no real excuse for putting essential tasks off to start on another day. We’ll see what I manage to get to in order to fulfill this task, but of course, you’ll have to wait for tomorrow to read what I have to say. Until then, it’s now 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.