One thing you'll learn about me is that I'm constantly reading, usually bl0gs. I come across interesting stuff all the time, and that's one reason I've been inspired to start a blog of my own.

An idea I came across today, thanks to, is that of an Impossible List.  It's much like a bucket list, but more challenging.  Apparently, the idea originated with Joel Runyon, who has kept track of his "Impossibles" for nearly a decade, achieving an impressive number so far.  To be frank, I love the idea.  I'm constantly dreaming up new goals, but without writing them down, they remain more dream than legitimate goal.  This page is my attempt to change that.


My Impossible List


  • Pay off all of our student debt.
  • Have a positive net worth.
  • Keep stayin' alive.
  • Help at least 100 entrepreneurs on  (So far, pretty much every Impossible List I've seen includes a Kiva goal.)
  • Own a sphynx cat.  (Note: most cat ownership goals of mine are entwined with my own-a-real-house goals. We definitely can't get another cat without more space for them to run around.)
  • Have a catio.
  • Have chickens again.


  • Earn a CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician credentials)
  • Stay with a company 10+ years
  • Maybe get another degree?
  • Publish a book
  • Break even with blogging
    • Earn at least $100/month blogging
  • Start a blog (achieved 2018, right here!)
    • Have 100,000 blog visits
    • Have 1 million blog visits
  • Work as a guest speaker on chickens, complete with another Lecture Chicken.
    • Get paid to do this.


  • Swim a mile. (Done in college, but not this decade.)
  • Swim a mile again.
  • Run a mile.


“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” – Robert Heinlein


That quote is also stolen directly, but it's just so dang good I couldn't help it.  Thinking of goals is actually considerably harder than I thought it would be, so I'm going to do some thinking and come back to this post.


What's on your life list, whatever you call it?