Operation Achieve Anything: Day Three-Hundred-Eleven, Dateline 11-7-2018

Time is fun when you are having flies.
— Kermit The Frog

Good morning crickets. Welcome to day number three-hundred-eleven of Operation Achieve Anything. It’s crazy how quickly I feel less anxiety the second that elections are over. I don’t even have to pay attention to the news anymore to just sense the tension that elections seasons bring. I haven’t even been listening to or watching anything current in my effort to avoid the stress being pushed by the media, whether intentional or not, and still, I felt an increase of inner tension that’s just now gone now that we have results.

Granted, I'm still stressed about the usual pressures from life, but I know that stress, I’m comfortable with that stress, that stress is my comfort zone. I was always told that I was the crazy one, so it feels extra hard to navigate this world where the “sane” are completely out of control. Every once in a while I dream of a day when I do manage to figure out a way to live comfortably one-hundred percent on my own. This would probably be what it would take for me to become more social and crawl out of my hole, but then all that I see from the outside world makes me happy to have no windows.

We’ll see what happens if/when I get there, but first I must get to sharing the results from yesterday’s assignment so I can get back to cleaning up this site in an effort to meet the above-mentioned goal. The task at hand was to compromise with my own ideas and try something news. Up until recently, I’ve been totally against anything to do with business and marketing, because I do feel that this aspect of creativity just isn’t something for me, due to my lack of confidence. My dream has always been to find a collaborative partner to take care of that aspect of our joint venture.

I’ve always understood how being good at the business and marketing side was even more important than actually having talent. I’ve seen first-hand many prophet-driven business types who know how to market themselves have unjustified success while putting out nothing but garbage. I don’t really hold it against them because they’re actually doing what they need to get what they want. I just don’t have that in me.

For one, I still feel like I am honing my skills, so I don’t have the confidence to promote any of my content as if it were finished work. Up to this point, I’ve been hoping that sharing my learning process with the world would catch the attention of someone who would want to intervene and take me under their wing as some sort of mentor/coach. Better yet, I’ve always been hoping to be discovered by a kindred spirit to team up with as a collaborative partner to mutually push each other and help in areas where one person is strong, and the other person needs help.

Now, the compromise is to, as always, figure it all out on my own. Though I didn’t make any significant steps, the new thing that I tried to fulfill yesterday’s task of trying something new was to sign up for a few new ways to market this site as soon as I get it clean. Granted, even after it’s clean, I’ll still be an amateur honing my skills but, thanks to the fact that I’ve been training via this website for about half a decade, I feel like I’m finally to the point where I can get everything presentable enough to start treating it like more than a hobby.

Unfortunately, this means that you won’t get to see the evidence of my efforts for another couple of months but, with that said, the assignment for yesterday is still done. With that, it’s now time to dig in to the assignment for today where I’m supposed to make an attempt to take a break and just have a little fun. This is going to be a tough one because what I consider to be fun is what this assignment would have me taking a break from. That doesn’t stop me from having something to say about the subject, but you’ll have to wait for tomorrow’s update to read what that something is. 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.


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.