Operation Achieve Anything: Day One-Hundred-Twenty-Three, Dateline 5-3-2018

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
— Spanish Proverb

Good morning Crickets. Welcome to day number one-hundred-twenty-three of Operation Achieve Anything. Today, I plan to do quite a bit of behind-the-scenes work so I’m going to jump right into discussing the assignments of the day and skip the usual personal update of an intro. Don’t worry, I’m doing good, my mind is just too focused on these other things that I want to do and am not ready to share what I’m up to.

Yesterday’s assignment was to think about the best meal that I’ve ever had and then explore my relationship with food. I guess the best meal I ever had was a hundred dollar steak from an upscale steakhouse back when I was living in Seattle. I have to guess because if I’m honest, I don’t really care all that much about food. I know this may sound strange coming from a fat man but it also explains why I eat what I do.

As someone who has mainly lived a paycheck-to-paycheck life, I’ve always had to resort to a more bang for the buck approach to shopping which usually equates to unhealthy food. Whether shopping for volume or to avoid waste, nutrition is usually the first thing to go. I would actually prefer healthy food but that’s hard when you just don’t care.

Other than being broke, I also have a really weak sense of taste, which only ads to why I might feel like I only eat because I have to. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that I eat out of protest, because I will eat whatever’s in front of me, but the fact that I don’t care, makes it easy for me to not think about what I’m eating.

To top things off, I’m also addicted to drinking. No, I’m not talking alcoholism, though I do have a history with booze and still drink from time to time, I addicted to drinking everything from soda to juice to water. On any given day, I will not only drink more than the recommended amount of water, I’ll also polish off a soda or two or some juice if it’s available. I poorly as I eat, I probably get my worst calories from my drinks.

I know that this is bad but as someone who has lived a very self-destructive life, my health has never been a top concern, which plays into today's assignment where I’m supposed to share how I take care of my health in general. As a bit of a spoiler, keep in mind that I’m a writer who works from home and doesn’t like to go outside.

I’ll delve into this more in tomorrow’s update but for now, it’s time to wrap this thing up. With that, it’s time for me to sign off and 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.