Impossible List

September 27, 2022

This list is inspired by Thomas Frank’s and Jade Bowler’s impossible lists. It is kind of a bucket list, but with a twist. Here’s the best explanation I found:

Put simply, the impossible list is an ever-evolving list of experiences that build upon each other, help others as well as yourself, and implore you to take action. - Thomas Frank

โœˆ๏ธ Travel Goals

  1. Visit 5 countries [July 2019] [๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น PT, ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ EN, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช BE, ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ SC, ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช DE]
    1. Visit 10 countries [February 2020] [๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZ, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท CR, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ CH, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ LU, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ NL]
    2. Visit 15 countries [๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FR, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น IT, ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆ VA]
  2. Visit ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Azores [July 2019]
  3. Visit ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Madeira
  4. Visit ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Svalbard
  5. Visit ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ด Macau
  6. Interrail across ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ Europe
    1. 10 Day Intrarail in ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy [September 2022]
  7. See the Aurora Borealis
  8. Be in a train between mainland ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ Europe and the ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง UK [April 2022]
  9. Visit a World Expo

Countries Bucket List

  • ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria
  • ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil
  • ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Egypt
  • ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece
  • ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Iceland
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan
  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway
  • ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Peru
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
  • ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden
  • ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand
  • ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkiye
  • ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States of America
  • ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Uzbekistan
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Estonia

๐Ÿ’ผ Professional Goals

  1. Participate in the Youth Parliament [March 2012]
    1. Go to Districts [March 2012, President] [February 2013, Deputy] [March 2016, Deputy]
    2. Go to Nationals [May 2012, Secretary]
  2. Create a website [July 2014]
    1. Maintain a website for 1 years [July 2015]
    2. Maintain a website for 5 years [July 2019]
    3. Maintain a website for 10 years
  3. Write a self-published ebook [February 2015] [link]
  4. Participate in the National Olympiads of Informatics [April 2016] [10th place]
    1. Participate again [May 2017] [6th place]
  5. Become proficient in a second language [September 2019] [English]
    1. Become proficient in a third language (Dutch?)
  6. Give a talk [November 2019] [link]
    1. Give a talk to over 100 people
  7. Finish my bachelor’s degree [July 2020]
  8. Finish my master’s degree
  9. Write a fiction book
  10. Write a non-fiction book
  11. Learn how to play an ๐ŸŽถ instrument
  12. Learn a new sport
  13. Host a meetup
  14. Learn more about neuroscience [June 2020] [MCB80x]

๐Ÿฆ„ Life Goals

  1. Start studying Computer Science [September 2017]
  2. Make my parents fly [July 2019]
  3. Study abroad on Master’s [September 2020]
  4. Live abroad for more than 6 months [February 2021] [๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ NL]
    1. Live abroad for more than 1 year [August 2021] [๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ NL]
    2. Live abroad for more than 2 years [August 2022] [๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ NL]
      • At which point does “abroad” stop being “abroad”?
  5. Volunteer for a good cause for 6 months
  6. Donate for a good cause for 6 months
  7. Go on a hot air ๐ŸŽˆ balloon ride

๐Ÿซ€ Health and Fitness Goals

  1. Close all rings on Apple Watch for 1 month [March 2021]
    1. Close all rings on Apple Watch for 2 months [April 2021]
    2. Close all rings on Apple Watch for 3 months
  2. Cycle 15 km in a single trip [March 2021] [15.11 km]
    1. Cycle 25 km in a single trip [August 2021] [28.22 km]
    2. Cycle 40 km in a single trip
  3. Workout more than twice a week for 1 month [March 2021]
    1. Workout more than twice a week for 2 months [April 2021]
    2. Workout more than twice a week for 4 months [June 2021]
    3. Workout more than twice a week for 8 months

๐Ÿงถ Miscellaneous Goals

  1. Travel a subway train in the front cabin
  2. Visit an airplane’s cockpit

This is my impossible list, where I define and check some major life experiences I want to experience.