As Joel Runyon states in his blog, the impossible list is more like a collection of challenges rather than a bucket list, and it should contain the things you never thought that you’d be able to do. It is completely fine if you wanna reevaluate and alter your list later.
Also, if you happen to have a impossible list, please share it by leaving a comment.
Here is mine:
Move to another country
Own a Tesla
Obtain dual citizenship
Volunteer for an organization for a year
Visit Every Continent (North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Antarctica)
Visit Japan! ^ __ ^
Visit Universal Studios, Orlando / Harry Potter World in London, UK
Climb a volcano
Be an extra in a movie/tv series
Take part in a photoshoot of a brand
Get to space OMG * _ *
Events to Attend:
The Cranberries concert [July 22, 2010, Istanbul]
See the Northern Lights
Meditate 10 mins every other day for 6 months
Workout 3+ days/week for 6 months
Draw something everyday for a month
Draw something I’d be proud to sell on RedBubble
Do 10 DIY projects
Learn to draw
Build a robot
Become fluent in English
Become fluent in Japanese
Become fluent in French
Develop a game & put it on Steam
Create an apparel line
Become an economically self-sufficient jobless person & do what the eff you want
On the first day of my job, Aug 5th 2014 to be exact, which also happens to be the starting point of my first working experience in a.. ehem..“professional” environment, I gave myself a promise:
“I will not become that person who hates his/her job..someone absorbed by corporate life so much that he/she becomes a soulless person.”
Reader:“Wow, this is kinda childish.. Is this actually a line from a shounen anime haha..”
Sooo.. this idea struck me recently. I truly feel like I’m losing my genuine self and it feels awful. 😦 Yesterday I caught myself behaving unnecessarily impatient and aggressive about some issue.. I immediately tried to rollback to “real me”, but this whole thing got me perplexed.
That was not me.. such an attitude was not constructive, not at all. Why would I stress about something that is so insignificant? It is just a task after all..
I don’t know. Maybe it is disgusting office politics, maybe it is due to my manager’s invasive and abusive attitudes, maybe it is being “professional” as Linus Torvalds himself explained here.
I am not happy, and I think I have legitimate reasons for that. For example, why would some group of people, who are on the higher steps of hierarchy, decide to hire someone after testing his/her skills and then do not let them do anything without their approval ? …*crickets chirp*… I honestly cannot comprehend.
Reader:“Aaaah.. The good old micromanagement..”
*Darth Sidious voice* Yeeees.. But let’s talk about that later.
Soooooooo..I feel like my creativity is slowly being extinguished and I’m losing my authentic self. I need to find a new job that is much more employee-friendly and humane.