My Impossible List

Rather than the typical bucket list, this impossible list is a challenge that defies ideas of what the common person can achieve. This is inspired by Joel Runyon’s creation of the first impossible list.

“We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.” – Ray Bradbury

Here is what I challenge myself to do.


  • visit every continent (North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, Antarctica)
  • swim in every ocean (Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, Southern/Antarctic)
  • Travel for 1 month
  • Visit all 50 states (12/50)
  • Visit 20 countries (8/20)


  • Run a mile (sadly not yet completed)
  • Run a 5k
  • Run a 10k
  • Run a half marathon
  • Run a marathon
  • Do 20 push-ups in a single set


  • adopt a vegetarian diet (DONE)
  • adopt a vegetarian lifestyle (DONE)
  • adopt a vegan diet
  • adopt a vegan lifestyle

Languages: become fluent in 5 languages

  • English (fluent/mother-tongue)
  • Telugu (intermediate/mother-tongue)
  • Spanish (intermediate)


  • practice yoga daily for 3 months
  • exercise daily for 3 months
  • read 30 pages daily for 3 months
  • do a speaking drill daily for 3 months
  • practice the violin daily for 3 months


  • learn to play piano
  • learn a form of self-defense
  • attend a Ted conference
  • give a Ted talk
  • write a novel
  • be an extra in a movie