Impossible List

Impossible List

A bucket list is something that many people start and probably still have tucked away in a drawer somewhere never to be seen again. Shamelessly stolen from Thomas Frank of CollegeInfoGeek, the Impossible List is instead a constantly changing and adapting list of challenges, tasks and ambitions, in effect a statement about how you want to live your life. Impossible lists (and the standard bucket lists) are personal statements, but I’m choosing to share mine here for you to see and maybe decide to take up a few of my ideas for yourself.

Fitness Goals

Personal fitness is a worthwhile goal for everyone, and no matter how fit you currently are there is always new things to try and different skills to develop. Here are some of the things I’d like to try and achieve.

  • Run a 5K
    • Under 25 minutes
    • Under 23 minutes
    • Under 20 minutes
  • Run a 10K
    • Under 60 minutes
    • Under 55 minutes
    • Under 50 minutes
    • Under 45 minutes
  • Complete a Tough Mudder
  • Learn Parkour
  • Do 100 pushups in a single set
    • 20 in one set
    • 40 in one set
    • 60 in one set
    • 80 in one set

Creative Goals

In your stereotypical arts/science dichotomy I’ve always represented the science side far more than the arts. I do however think that a well rounded person should be capable of both, and I strive to be a more creative person in several art forms.

  • Learn the Guitar
  • Learn to Draw
    • By hand
    • Digitally
  • Learn how to design logos and graphics
  • Write and publish a fiction book

Skill Goals

A person can have many skills, however I’ve found that most of mine have quite a narrow focus and I’d like to broaden my skillset to become a better and more valuable person.

  • Become fluent in Spanish
  • Become fluent in German
  • Complete every course on Codecademy
  • Learn how to shoot
  • Learn to dance

Extreme Goals

Not all goals are as everyday as many on this list, and this section features some of the more ambitious things I would like to try.

  • Skydive
    • Solo
  • Deep Sea Dive
  • Bungee Jump
  • Climb a mountain
  • Roadtrip the USA
  • Be on TV

Event Goals

Doing things can provide some amazing experiences that will last a lifetime, but I’d also like to experience certain events first hand.

  • DreamHack
  • ESL One Cologne/Katowice
  • San Diego Comic-Con
  • InfoSec

Travel Goals

Continuing on the theme of experiences, the chance to immerse yourself in other cultures is something that I wish more people had access to and I’d like to experience the world first hand.

  • Visit Spain
  • Visit Italy
  • Visit France
  • Visit Belgium
  • Visit Amsterdam
  • Go back to Germany
  • Visit Canada
  • Visit the USA
  • Visit Mexico
  • Visit Brazil
  • Visit China
  • Visit Australia

Gaming Goals

If you know me well enough you’ll know that one of my hobbies is playing video games. Although these aren’t your traditional life goals, I thought I’d include them here too.

  • Reach MGE in CS:GO
  • 100% Completion GTA: V
  • Become good at Overwatch