Impossible List

I’ve always kept an idea in my head of my bucket list items, but recently I stumbled across College Info Geeks Impossible List and thought I would give it a go. This list displays: my current focuses, past 5 recently completed goals, fitness/health goals, professional goals, habit goals, creative goals, skill goals, fun and/or “insane” goals, events to attend, travel goals, and life goals. The list will be always evolving. When I achieve goals new goals will take there place.

The impossible list is here as a reminder on what I want. Also, it is here for others to view and challenge themselves, maybe even collaborate towards achieving something on the list together. What is on your impossible list?


Alice came to a fork in the road. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ responded the Cheshire Cat. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. ‘Then,’ said the Cat, ’it doesn’t matter.

— Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)

Current Focuses:

  • Podcast with Local creators
  • Searching for work in another state as well as looking for work exchange in a hostel
  • Pay off college loans

Last 5 Completed Goals:

  • Run 10 miles (June 19, 2018)
  • Solo Travel to another state (I went to 3)
    • Colorado, Oregon, Washington
  • Sumo Squat 3 Plates
  • Climb a 14er (a mountain peak that is 14,000 feet above sea level)
    • Grays and Torrey’s Peak (July 7, 2018)

Fitness/Health Goals:

  • Run 100 miles in 1 week
  • Sumo squat 4 plates
  • Weigh 180 pounds and lean
  • Run a 5K (ColorRun)
    • Run another 5K
  • Run a 10K
  • Perform a muscle up
  • Bike to Chicago from my house
  • Walk around my neighborhood for 24 hours and see how many miles I can go
  • Do 20 pull-ups in a row
  • Eat no added sugar for a month

Professional Goals:

  • Interview 10 podcast guests (currently at 9/10)
  • Have 10 reviews for the podcast on iTunes (0/10)
  • Publish a book with more than 10,000 words
  • Create an online course
  • Start a Patreon account
  • Speak in front of an audience greater than 100
  • Make $1,000 (gross) a month in passive income
  • Pay off my student loans (about $14,000) by September 7th, 2019.

Habit Goals:

  • Read one book (over 200 pages) a week for 3 months
  • Write a 200+ word blog 7 days in a row
  • Introduce myself to one new person 7 days in a row
  • Do 100 push-ups a day for 100 days in a row

Creative Goals:

  • Self publish a book with more than 10,000 words
  • Learn how to play the yukalale and play “Somewhere over the Rainbow”
  • Record a mini series (at least 5 episodes)

Skill Goals:

  • Speak conversational French by the end of 2018
    • Speak French fluently (Bonjour!)
  • Speak Spanish fluently
  • Learn archery and hit 3 bullseyes in a row from 20 yards
  • Learn how to create modern geometric logos on Adobe Illustrator
  • Learn to snowboard
  • Assemble a motorized bicycle
  • Learn how to salsa dance

Fun and/or “Insane” Goals:

  • Jump out of a plane, skydiving
  • Bungee jump
  • Break a world record
  • Buy a Tesla and then give it away
  • Climb 10 14ers (currently at 2/10)

Events to Attend:

  • Burning Man 2019
  • Tomorrowland
  • Electric Forest
  • South by Southwest
  • VidCon
  • ComicCon

Travel Goals:

  • Backpack for a year across the United States
    • Visit all 50 capital cities in the US

      State

      Capital

      State

      Capital

      1 Alabama

      Montgomery

      26 Montana

      Helena

      2 Alaska

      Juneau

      27 Nebraska

      Lincoln

      3 Arizona

      Phoenix

      28 Nevada

      Carson City

      4 Arkansas

      Little Rock

      29 New Hampshire

      Concord

      5 California

      Sacramento

      30 New Jersey

      Trenton

      6 Colorado

      Denver

      31 New Mexico

      Santa Fe

      7 Connecticut

      Hartford

      32 New York

      Albany

      8 Delaware

      Dover

      33 North Carolina

      Raleigh

      9 Florida

      Tallahassee

      34 North Dakota

      Bismarck

      10 Georgia

      Atlanta

      35 Ohio

      Columbus

      11 Hawaii

      Honolulu

      36 Oklahoma

      Oklahoma City

      12 Idaho

      Boise

      37 Oregon

      Salem

      13 Illinois

      Springfield

      38 Pennsylvania

      Harrisburg

      14 Indiana

      Indianapolis

      39 Rhode Island

      Providence

      15 Iowa

      Des Moines

      40 South Carolina

      Columbia

      16 Kansas

      Topeka

      41 South Dakota

      Pierre

      17 Kentucky

      Frankfort

      42 Tennessee

      Nashville

      18 Louisiana

      Baton Rouge

      43 Texas

      Austin

      19 Maine

      Augusta

      44 Utah

      Salt Lake City

      20 Maryland

      Annapolis

      45 Vermont

      Montpelier

      21 Massachusetts

      Boston

      46 Virginia

      Richmond

      22 Michigan

      Lansing

      47 Washington

      Olympia

      23 Minnesota

      St. Paul

      48 West Virginia

      Charleston

      24 Mississippi

      Jackson

      49 Wisconsin

      Madison

      25 Missouri

      Jefferson City

      50 Wyoming

      Cheyenne

  • Live in France for a year
  • Visit New Zealand
  • Visit Iceland
  • Visit Australia
  • Visit England
  • Visit Paris
  • Visit Spain
    • Attend a Barcelona futbol match
  • Visit Israel
  • Visit Machu Picchu
  • Visit the Egyptian pyramids

Life Goals:

  • Van life for at least 1 year
  • Maintain a happy, open relationship with a beautiful girlfriend
  • Move to Colorado (state may change the more places I explore)
  • Volunteer at a farm for 3 months
  • Buy everyone drinks at a bar
  • Own 5 rental properties
  • Perform a stand-up comedy bit

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