Welcome to 2015: The Impossible List

Now what?

Now what?

Hello? Is anyone out there? It’s 6AM we should all be at the gym sweating our butts off, chugging water, eating a lot of salads, being more productive, becoming organized, setting long-term goals, being better at our jobs, being nicer people, watching less tv, dressing better, taking more showers, going to bed before midnight, cleaning the cheetos that we dropped behind our bed 4 years ago out, writing in our journal what we’re all grateful for EVERY DAY. It’s January 1st people, this is our new lives!

but it isn’t. 

This is actually a pretty positive and happy blog post and I just want to remind you all that most of us will probably fail at the resolutions we set up if not now, or next week, or next month, we’re going to screw up and we’ll wait until 2016 rolls around and finally be ready this time. But then we won’t and the cycle will start all over again and we’ll hate ourselves. I feel about the same as all of you, I make resolutions, I feel good and stick to them for about 3 weeks. And for some reason new beginnings just aren’t the same when you begin them May 10th or the Wednesday after 4th of July. There’s something special about a brand new year. But it isn’t so special when you come to the end of the year and realized you fell apart again.

So today I wanted to write about something I found on a blog I’ve been checking out recently. I’m kind of a nerd for college info and just general productivity and success and I recently stumbled on Thomas’ College Info Geek.

There’s a lot of great info about school and studying and everything else and I am most impressed because he’s also in web and graphic design (hey hey), but something on his blog caught my attention and that was his Impossible List which is kind of the opposite of a Bucket List and something that is forever changing. Basically if you take goals you have such as running a 5k, you break those things up into smaller goals like so:

Running a 5K:

  1. Walk 30 minutes 4 times a week
  2. Run for 1 minute every 3 minutes
  3. Run 5/30 minutes
  4. Run 1 mile
  5. Run 1 mile in 15 minutes
  6. etc.

Each time you complete one of your set of goals, move on to the next one that required you to do the first. I’ll lay out my own list comparable to Thomas’:

Fitness Goals:

Run 2 half marathons in 2015

  • Run 1 mile in under 14 minutes
  • Run 1 mile in under 10 minutes

Manage to do a single real push-up

  • Do 10 push-ups

Run a marathon

Run an ultra marathon

Practice Yoga Everyday

  • Learn Crane Pose

Go Vegan

Professional Goals:

Create and own my own domain

Create Self-Portrait Portfolio

Create and publish an Iphone App

Land an internship for Summer 2015

  • Intern at Soul Pancake
  • Intern at Crash Course or other
  • Work or Intern at Disney in graphics
  • Intern overseas

Graduate College

  • Graduate with 3.5gpa or higher

Create a tumblr theme from scratch

Attend a TedTalk

Graduate School with no debt

  • Buy a brand new car with cash
  • Buy a house or apartment with cash
  • Attend Grad School

Guest Post or Work at Disney Parks Blog

Create and Maintain College/lifestyle Blog after graduation

  • Make 50 posts
  • Make 100 posts
  • Attract 50 subscribers
  • Attract 200 subscribers
  • Attract 1,000 subscribers

Have one of my photos featured on a published novel

Publish my photos in a magazine

Habit Goals:

Brush and Floss twice a day for 30 days

Yoga at least once per day for 30 days

Read 30 minutes per day for 30 days

Read something related to graphics once a day for 30 days

Creative Goals:

Publish a novel

Learn to play the piano

Make more music videos

Maintain a College/Information Tumblr + posts (kaylajustice.wordpress.com)

Skill Goals:

Become semi-fluent in Spanish

Become semi-fluent in French

Finish 10 Lynda videos in:

  • Photography
  • Video
  • Business
  • Web Design

Complete Khan Academy Web Design Course

Complete Code Academy Code Course

Fully Learn Coding:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Python
  • Javascript

Learn aspects of building a computer

Understand the ins and outs of vehicles where I can fix problems

Learn how to cook

Fully learn boxing techniques

Fun Goals:

Complete all Final Fantasy games

Run a race in every state

Learn how to surf

Read 1000 books on Goodreads

Live in the UK for at least a year

Leave a $50 Tip

Leave a $100 Tip

Meet JK Rowling

Ride in a car that costs more than my life is worth

Adopt a dog

Volunteer at an animal center and children’s center

Attend a Broadway Show in NY

Events:

Vidcon

ComicCon

Yoga Journal Live

D23 Expo

Travel Goals:

Ireland

Scotland

London

Norway

Australia

Japan

Italy

Live overseas for a month


So, what would be on your impossible list? I really like the concept of this because so many of these things are possible if we actually tackle them and it gives us more of a reason to chase them if we have to do them before we can do another thing. It is like trying to reach a goal by hitting the little goals but to have them laid out is a great motivator. And you can come back and add to it anytime you think of something else you want to do. I’d also recommend laying out a plan on how much each trip would cost to things such as events. That way when you’ve started saving money you can see just how much you’d need. 

Hope you all are starting 2015 off happy and excited!

 

 

 

 

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