Impossible List

I got this idea from Joel Runyon, who believes in making an “Impossible List” instead of a “Bucket List”. Bucket lists are static lists of things you know you want to get to in your life, where an Impossible List is an ever-evolving list of goals for your life; goals which you believe to be impossible or will require some effort.

Here is my impossible list:


  • Donate $1,000 to a charity
  • Pay off my student loans by 28
  • Become fluent in Spanish
  • Read 2 books a month
  • Take 1 picture every day
  • Become less materialistic; Own less


  • Run a 5k (07/19/2012)
  • Run a 10k
  • Run a sub 8-minute mile
  • Do 100 consecutive push-ups
  • Exercise every day for 1 month; No excuses


  • Live abroad for a month
  • Travel to Ireland (12/30/2014)
  • Travel to Italy (12/21/2014)
  • Travel to Iceland
  • Travel to Austria

Career / Professional

  • Complete grad school before I am 30
  • Obtain a job which allows for significant travel
  • PMP certification completed by age 26
  • AWS certification completed by age 26 (September 2015)
  • Join a non-profit board (January 2016)