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Impossible List

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 [๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น PT, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ES, ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ EN, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช BE, ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ SC] [October 2018]
    1. Visit 10 countries [๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช DE, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CZ, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท CR, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ CH, ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ LU] [February 2020]
    2. Visit 15 countries [๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ NL, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FR, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น IT, ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆ VA, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น AT] [February 2024]
    3. Visit 20 countries [๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SK]
  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. Visit a World Expo
  9. Travel between mainland ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ Europe and the ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง UK by train [Eurostar] [April 2022]
  10. Travel on a ๐Ÿš‚ steam train [Harz Railway] [July 2023]
  11. Travel on a ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ restaurant train [Dinner Train] [August 2023]
  12. Travel on an historical ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿš‚ restaurant steam train [Miljoenenlijn] [October 2023]
  13. Overnight ๐ŸŒ™ travel between two countries by train [Nightjet] [February 2024]
  14. Travel on the historical ๐Ÿš‹ trams in Amsterdam [Museumtramlijn]
  15. Travel on the historical ๐Ÿš‹ trams in The Hague [HOVM]
  16. Cross-country ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ train trip from Toronto to Vancouver [ViaRail]
  17. Cross-country ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ train trip from Coast to Coast [Amtrack]

Countries Bucket List

  • ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia
  • ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil
  • ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada
  • 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‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
  • ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden
  • ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand
  • ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Tรผrkiye
  • 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 [July 2024]
  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 [September 2022]
  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] [๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Azores]
  3. Study abroad on Master’s [September 2020] [๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Eindhoven]
  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]
    3. Live abroad for more than 5 years [August 2025] [๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ NL]
  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 [August 2023] [43.27 km]
    3. Cycle 50 km in a single trip
  3. Workout at least twice a week for 1 month [March 2021] [April 2023]
    1. Workout at least twice a week for 2 months [April 2021] [May 2023]
    2. Workout at least twice a week for 4 months [June 2021] [August 2023]
    3. Workout at least twice a week for 8 months [December 2023]
    4. Workout at least twice a week for 1 year [March 2024]

๐Ÿงถ Miscellaneous Goals

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