Operation Achieve Anything: Day One-Hundred-Thirty-One, Dateline 5-11-2018

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.
— Louisa May Alcott

Good morning crickets. Welcome to day number one-hundred-thirty-one of Operation Achieve Anything. It’s my first Friday with my new “day job” so I think I may just rush through the day in order to kick off my weekend as fast as I can because I feel like I need a break. Normally, when I say that I’m going to make my post quick I end up rambling on for pages and pages but since the Achieve Anything… book is still on a topic that has me feeling uninspired, that won’t be the case today.

With that, let’s jump right into yesterday’s assignment where once again the focus was relationships. As I said over the past four days, this is a tough topic for me following my midlife crisis mental breakdown because I do agree what the book is saying but right now, I still need to heal and since I don’t have help I tend to isolate. I’m currently looking into various programs that may help me work through the phase but for now, I’m still fine with being left alone with my project.

As for the actual assignment, this was another case where I was supposed to treat others well throughout the day. Again, as a shut-in, all that I saw was a couple of customers and workers while at the store, my mother, my sister, her fiance and their son, who I treated the best that I can. The book suggested that I treat these people like I found some sort of lost treasure but I was just nice like usual maxing out at letting another patron cut ahead of me in the line because I had a basket full of items and she only had four.

That’s all I got for yesterday. Thankfully, it seems that today, the book has moved on to another subject which might get me in a better mood, especially considering today’s topic is time management which is an area of my life that I excel at. The task at hand is to examine my ability to balance work and play. I have a lot to say on this subject but, of course, you’ll have to wait for tomorrow’s update to see what my insight is.

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.


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.