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The Impossible List

During one of my many pre-finals procrastination sessions, I came upon the idea of an "impossible list." According to College Info Geek, an 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." With bucket lists, people usually put items that are long term goals to be achieved before they die. However, with impossible lists, you are to take action NOW. I think everyone, either as a serious or relaxing activity, should create their own kind of impossible list. I believe it is a good (and fun) way to see what your priorities are in your life and what you want to achieve. Here are a few items from my own impossible list that will maybe help you brainstorm an impossible list of your own. 

1.) Adventures

Be a Peace Corps Volunteer 

Hike the Appalachian Trail 

Drive West 

Live in New York City 

2.) Travel

Backpack from Southeast Asia all the way to Europe 

Climb a mountain 

Be an expat 

3.) Skills and Experiences 

Become fluent in Chinese 

Learn Arabic

Learn to code

Try to learn French, again 

4.) Health/Fitness

Run a full marathon 

Be able to a pull-up

Run an Ironman 

Learn how to properly weight-lift


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Gray Reynolds

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