Operation Achieve Anything: Day Forty-Three, Dateline 2-12-2018

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
— Louisa May Alcott

Goob morning Crickets. Welcome to day number forty-three of Operation Achieve Anything. Hopefully, between the fact that I’m finally over the flu that had me bed ridden all week and the fact that the Achieve Anything… book is finally over its five days of trying to find slightly different ways to say less talk, more rock, my enthusiasm for this challenge will return to the levels they were prior to falling ill.

Though I genuinely was frustrated by the repetitive, less talk, more rock-themed assignments I think I big factor into my enthusiasm drop off stemmed from not having the energy to come up with a more creative solution to both fulfill the assignment and create content that I was proud of at the same time. Instead, I came up with half-assed workarounds that met the assignments needs but left me feeling like a slacker.

For example, yesterday’s assignment, the last of the less talk, more rock line of tasks, was to come up with yet another task that I could start that would help me lead to a success. Now that I’m no longer feeling ill, I plan on getting back to work on the follow up to Chuck Norris Would Never Write This Book, A Dairy of Undiagnosed Disorders: Part One which is titled E.S.T., A Diary of Undiagnosed Disordered: Part Two.

I didn’t end up getting anything done because it was Sunday and I spent my time watching The Winter Olympics with my family which was a much-needed break following an entire week where I literally did not leave my room. I’ll probably get back to working on it tonight depending on if I can get caught up on all of the things I neglected while knocked out of commission during my bout with being sick.

Also, before I get writing, I’ll have to work on today's assignment which is going to be a fun one. Today, the book wants me to draw a picture of my aspirations to help better visualize the dream that I’m trying to achieve. Now, this is an assignment with some direction that I get wait to work on as opposed to the last four days where I pretty much was told to do the same thing as the day before. I’m also very excited to have another reason to draw.

As always, you’ll have to wait until tomorrow’s update to see what I come up with but I promise I’ll try to make it a fun one. Until then, it’s now that time where I say, 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.