Impossible List

I’ve always kept an idea in my head of my bucket list items, and 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 challenges, fitness/health tests, professional tests, habit tests, creative tests, skill tests, fun and/or “insane” tests, events to attend, exploration, and life tests. The list will be always evolving. When I achieve goals new goals will take there place.

The impossible list is here as a reminder. 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
  • Help Brew Fitness grow
  • Pay off college loans
  • Travel around the United States

Last 5 Completed Tests:

  • Bike to Chicago from my house
  • Solo Travel to another state (I went to 3)
    • Colorado, Oregon, Washington
  • Sumo Squat 3 Plates
  • Interview 10 podcast guests (currently at 10/10)
  • Climb a 14er (a mountain peak that is 14,000 feet above sea level)
    • Grays and Torrey’s Peak (July 7, 2018)

Fitness/Health Tests:

  • Run 100 miles in 1 week
  • Sumo squat 4 plates
  • Weigh 180 pounds and lean
  • 29029
  • Run a 5K (ColorRun)
    • Run a 10K
  • Perform a muscle up
  • Bike to Chicago from my house
    • Biked to Chicago, ate Chipotle, Biked home (September 12-13th)
  • Walk around my neighborhood for 24 hours and see how many miles I can go
  • Do 20 pull-ups in a row (currently at 14)
  • Eat no added sugar for a month

Professional Tests:

  • Have 100 people visit IYH (Improvedbeing.com) in one day
  • Interview 10 podcast guests (currently at 10/10)
    • Interview 100 podcast guests (currently 14/100)
  • Have 10 reviews for the podcast on iTunes (0/10)
  • Grow to 1,000 Instagram followers
  • Grow to 1,000 YouTube followers
  • 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 Tests:

  • Read one book (over 200 pages) a week consistently
  • Write a 200+ word blog consistently
  • Introduce myself to one new person consistently
  • Do 100 push-ups a day consistently

Creative Tests:

  • 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 Tests:

  • Speak conversational French
    • Speak French fluently (Bonjour!)
  • Speak conversational Spanish
    • Speak Spanish fluently (Hola)
  • Learn archery and hit 3 bullseyes in a row from 50 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” Tests:

  • 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)
    • Grays, Torreys

Events to Attend:

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

Exploration:

  • 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 futbol match at Barcelona stadium
  • Visit Israel
  • Visit Machu Picchu
  • Visit the Egyptian pyramids

Life Tests:

  • Van life for at least 1 year
  • Live rent free
  • Build my house on a 10 acre plot of land.
    • Have chicken, organic farm, goats
    • Build a gym next to my house
  • 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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