Impossible List

Last Five Completed Goals

  • Create a functional machine learning project (March Madness ML - March 2018)
  • Backpack over 20 miles in the mountains (32 miles through the Smoky Mountains - March 2018)
  • Attend a Tech Conference (Tech Cities Minnesota - March 2018)
  • Launch a full stack website (Global City Data - February 2018)
  • Attend a Hackathon (Minnehack - January 2018)

Fitness and Health Goals

  • Strength
    • Bench 185 lbs for 5 reps
    • Squat 250 lbs for 5 reps
    • Deadlift 250 lbs for 5 reps
    • Do 15 pull-ups
    • Do a planche hold for 3 seconds
  • Events
    • Complete a half-marathon
    • Complete a triathlon
  • Other
    • Walk a 100 foot slackline
    • Do a backflip on land
    • Do a frontflip on land
    • Hold a handstand for 10 seconds

Professional Goals

  • Coding Things
    • Learn to code in Python (Intro to Programming - Spring 2017)
    • Code a website, from the ground-up (v1 of my website - June 2017)
    • Launch a full stack website (Global City Data - February 2018)
    • Create a functional machine learning project (March Madness ML - March 2018)
    • Build an iOS app
    • Contribute to an OpenSource project
    • Trend on Github
  • Career
    • Begin volunteering as a coding mentor (CoderDojoTC - October 2017)
    • Intern as a software engineer (accepted offer October 2017, will complete in Summer 2018 at Optum)
    • Coordinate a hackathon
    • Intern for a big 4 tech company (Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon)
    • Register my own company
    • Give a speech in front of 300 people
    • Give a Ted Talk
  • Financial
    • Earn $10,000 in one undergraduate summer
    • Save $10,000
    • Pay off all student loans before graduating in May 2020

Creative Goals

  • Creating Things
    • Start a blog and have 10 posts
    • Have a blog post featured in Hacker Noon
    • Have a blog post featured in Free Code Camp
    • Create one season of a podcast
    • Drop a song on Soundcloud
  • Learning
    • Become fluent in Spanish
    • Learn to dance
    • Learn to sing
    • Learn to solo on guitar

Fun/Insane Goals

  • Skydive (July 29, 2017)
  • Bungee Jump
  • Go out of the stratosphere
  • Hanglide
  • Break a world record

Events to Attend

  • Professional
    • Attend a Hackathon (Minnehack - January 2018)
    • Attend a Tech Conference (Tech Cities Minnesota - March 2018)
    • Attend a Ted Talk
  • Fun
    • See broadway in NY
    • Watch Rafael Nadal/Feder play
    • Watch a Tennis Major
    • See El Classico

Travel Goals

  • Experiencing Culture
    • Study abroad for a semester in college
    • Join the peace corp, or a similar organization, for at least a year
    • Volunteer through WWOOF or another environment organization for 1+ month
  • General Traveling
    • Backpack over 20 miles in the mountains (32 miles through the Smoky Mountains - March 2018)
    • Summit one of the Himalayan mountains
    • Backpack for 2+ weeks
    • Buy a ticket to a country and have no further plans other than a bed to sleep for the first night
    • Travel to every continent (including Antartica)
    • Have a close friend on 6/7 continents
    • Go on a trip through the Amazon
    • Swim with dolphins
    • See a Kangaroo in Australia

Life Goals

  • Graduate College
  • Get married
  • Have a family
  • Leave the world a better place than when I entered it (very arbitrary and sappy but had to include)