My Impossible List

I’ve written a bucket list once or twice. They’re a lovely afternoon of daydreaming and maybe a weeks worth of inspiration (if you’re lucky and don’t get distracted by cartoon theme songs from the 90’s). If I ever achieved anything from the list though, it was completely by happenstance rather than consistent effort towards a goal.

To fix that, I decided to go looking for a better concept. I found “The Impossible List”. Thomas Frank of CollegeInfoGeek explains it well here;

Taking inspiration from Thomas, I decided to create a ‘Impossible List’ of my own 🙌

Current Focuses:

  • One-stripe white-belt in BJJ
  • Release an iOS application
  • Read 30 books in a year (tracked here and here)
  • Cook a large batch of well formed mochi
  • Finish a campaign in Stellaris

Last Five Completed Goals:

  • Learn to ski (July 2018)
  • Ski blue runs at Mt. Buller confidently (September 2018)
  • Ski a black run (September 2018)
  • Visit San Francisco (November 2018)
  • Do a bladesmithing course (November 2018)

Skills:

  • Remove an engine from a car and completely disassemble it, then reassemble it, put it back, and turn it on
  • Learn to play the piano
  • Learn to ski
    • Ski blue runs at Mt. Buller confidently (September 2018)
    • Ski a black run (September 2018)
    • Ski every Mt. Buller black run
  • Learn to surf
    • Do a surf lesson day-trip
  • Learn to craft knives
    • Do a bladesmithing course (November 2018)
    • Finish week long bladesmithing course
  • Cook sweet mochi (July 2018)
    • Cook a large batch of well formed mochi
    • Sell mochi at a market
  • Create a ROM-hack for an old video game
    • Build and release a SNES game
    • Build and release a NES game (example)

Fitness/Health:

  • Do a six-week fitness bootcamp (June 2018)
  • One-stripe white-belt in BJJ
  • Complete a Tough Mudder
  • Complete a Spartan Race
  • Run a 5K
  • Run a 10K

Entrepreneurship:

  • Start a business
  • Release an iOS application
    • Create a video game in iOS

Languages:

  • Have a basic conversation in French with a fluent speaker
  • Have a basic conversation in Russian with a fluent speaker

Travel:

  • Visit Japan again
  • Visit Italy again
  • Visit London again
  • Visit China
  • Visit San Francisco (November 2018)

Life:

  • Read 30 books in a year
  • Sell ten belongings you don’t use
  • Own a home

Video Games:

  • Finish a campaign of AI-War
  • Finish a campaign in Stellaris
  • Finish a farm in Stardew Valley
  • Replay Final Fantasy 7