Operation Achieve Anything: Day One-Hundred-Thirty-Four, Dateline 5-14-2018

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Playing reduces stress, improves life, and increases creativity. Who doesn’t want that?
— Stevanne Auerbach

Good morning crickets. Welcome to day number one-hundred-thirty-four of Operation Achieve Anything. It’s my second Monday working my new “day job” and I’m excited to get to work since I finally feel comfortable with what the job expects from me. As I said last week, this is an online job with very little supervision to the point where I asked a question on my very first day and didn’t get a response until three days later, leading me to fear that I was screwing things up the entire time and that I was going to end up getting fired.

I know I say this a lot only to end up rambling on and on and on but today is going to be a quick one because I don’t really have all that much to say about the assignments for the day. For one, the Achieve Anything… book is now focused on the importance of setting aside time to play which I’ve never had a problem with, so these lessons don’t feel like they are for me since I’ve got this concept nailed down.

For yesterday’s assignment I was simply told to play and since it was a Sunday, that was my plan anyway and as soon as I finished my blogging obligations I wasted away the rest of the day doing whatever I wanted, with nothing all that exciting to report on. I mean, I played a couple simple online video games and watched some funny TV. That’s about it. That’s how I play these days, especially until I start taking in paychecks.

Tomorrow, I should have more to report on considering the lesson was about not feeling guilty for not working one-hundred-percent of the time. Of course, the actual assignment is to just play so more, but I’ve got a lot to say about the guilt that comes from not living a life that centers around a job. Of course, you’ll have to wait for the actual update to see what those thoughts are. So, it’s now time for me to move on and wrap this post up 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.