“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King
This quote from Stephen King is very much at the heart of the 100 Days Project. The idea is to do the same thing every day for one hundred days. It’s a great way to prove to yourself that you don’t need to wait to be inspired, you’ve just got to go out and find it.
I learnt about this project in 2014 when the company I worked for sponsored it. A call was put out to find employees that would be willing to enter and partner with the project in more ways than one.
Well, how could I possibly say no? Challenge accepted. Now, there are many ways to complete the 100 Days Project. Some people take a photo every day, some knit, or create origami sculptures. Not me. Continue reading “The 100 Days Project”
It was May 11, 2013. The smell of mud hung in the cool air. I looked down at my white overalls and brushed a piece of dirt off the biohazard logo. My friends shifted from side to side, adjusting their face masks and goggles.
Beside us, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles discussed tactics, a group of robots jostled to the front of the group, and the Speedo Cops limbered up. Some things you just can’t unsee.
A screech pierced the air. All heads turned. The zombies were coming. Soaked in blood with flesh hanging from its face, it lumbered towards us. A second zombie, clutching a megaphone, approached. It gurgled and crackled. Then the sound became clear.
Five. Four. Three. Two. One. A shrill sound erupted and we were off. The bloody zombie snarled and snapped as it charged towards us. I skipped around its lunge and launched myself across the muddy trench. Scrambling up the other side, I glanced back as it turned its attention to the other runners. Continue reading “Run for your Freak’n Life”
A long time ago in a land far, far away… alright it was England, so not really that far away, and the year was 2011. That seems like a long time ago. So much has happened since then but will get into that later.
Right now I want to tell you about Film-Year. I’ll give you a second to guess what it might entail. It’s fairly obvious once you know. Any ideas? Alright, that’s enough time. Continue reading “Film-Year”