The Impossible List was inspired by Thomas Frank over at Check out his site for a great blog regarding being the best college student and person you can be. Some of my list was inspired by Ryan Eller. The link to his list is here.

  1. Make a Bucket List (Impossible List)


  1. Make a BIG difference in the worldimg_1776
  2. Marry my best friend
  3. Be someone’s best man
  4. Speak to 100 people (2014 CEO Conference)
  5. Buy a beach house in California
  6. Live in New York, NY (Palantir Internship)
  7. Fund someone’s way through college
  8. Read the top 100 books of all time (currently @ 5)
  9. Start a scholarship fund/program
  10. Start a non-profit (
    • Impact 10 people
  11. Graduate Iowa State University with a 3.7 or higher
  12. Complete a master’s program in physics or stats
  13. Wake up every morning headed to my dream career
  14. Become a mentor
  15. Find two mentors that help me achieve success
  16. Teach a university class


  1. Run a 5k 
  2. Run a 10k
  3. Run a half marathon (Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll, Chicago, IL)10440846_938818972800058_4579393271935664374_n
  4. Run a marathon
  5. Compete in a sprint triathlon (Loves Park)
  6. Compete in a duathlon (Iowa City, IA)
  7. Compete in an olympic triathlon (Graniteman Tri, MN)
  8. Compete in a half ironman
  9. Complete in a full ironman
  10. Participate in a cycling tour
  11. Bench press 250
  12. Land a backflip (Scottsdale, AZ)
  13. Learn a full
  14. Learn parkour/freerunning
  15. Run a six-minute mile (London 5:45)
  16. Five free standing handstand pushups
  17. Rock an 8 pack
  18. Run a Tough Mudder
  19. Try a paleo diet for a week (Iowa City Summer)
  20. Try a vegetarian diet for a week
    • One month
  21. Refrain from eating fast food for 6 months
  22. Workout/exercise in the mornings (5 days a week for 3 months min.)
  23. Survive Ebola
  24. Survive Zika
  25. Walk the Golden Gate bridge


  1. IMG_5624Launch a business (Wakefield Entertainment, Sodima Solutions, CampusGenius)
  2. Help someone launch their own business
  3. $100,000 in yearly revenue
  4. $1,000,000 in yearly revenue
  5. Start an international company
  6. Receive a Patent (patent pending 11/16)
  7. Create an iPhone application
    • Get on app on iTunes app store
  8. Learn to code


  1. Live in another countryScreen Shot 2015-12-29 at 11.10.04 AM
  2. Pick up a Hitch Hiker (Michigan to Iowa)
    • Be picked up (hitch hike)
  3. Travel to all 50 States (23 visited)
  4. Visit all 7 continents
  5. Visit Europe
  6. Visit Asia
  7. Play soccer in South America
  8. Eat chocolate in Switzerland
  9. Show up to the airport with no itinerary or destination, book a flight then (Denver, CO)
  10. Live in a warm climate location (minimum 3 months) (Cape Canaveral, FL)
  11. Backpack a country for a month
  12. Set foot on every continent
  13. Visit a volcano
  14. See the Northern Lights
  15. See the Red Wood Forest
    • Climb a tree in the Red Wood Forest
  16. Visit the Acropolis in Greece
  17. Climb the Eiffel Tower
  18. Ride camels in Morocco
  19. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
  20. Ride in a gondola in Venice
  21. Running of the Bulls (Spain)


  1. Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization (CEO) (October 2014, 2016)
  2. SouthEast Entrepreneurship Conference (SEEC)
  3. SXSW Conference
  4. Spring Awakening Music Festival  (20152014, 2013, 2012)
  5. Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute (2015)
  6. Coachella
  7. Lollapalooza
  8. Tomorrowland
  9. World Cup
  10. Superbowl
  11. Olympics
  12. Kentucky Derby
  13. Day of the Dead in Mexico


  1. Go skydiving (20152014)
    • Skydive soloIMG_7499
    • Halo Jump
  2. Go white-water rafting
  3. Learn to surf (Pacific Beach)
  4. Swim with dolphins
    • Swim with sharks
  5. Cross-country America
  6. Ride in a hot air balloon
  7. See 7 Wonders of the World
  8. Scuba dive
  9. Learn to sail
  10. Pull an all-nighter in Vegas
  11. Hop a train car
  12. Ride an elephant through India
  13. Spend New Year’s Eve in Times Square, NY (2015/16)
  14. Place a $1000 bet in Vegas
  15. Fly in a helicopter (Chicago)
  16. Watch a rocket launch (Cape Canaveral)
    • Go to space
  17. Camp on a beach
  18. Enjoy the front row of a concert (a la derecha)
  19. Go ghost hunting
  20. Deep sea fishing
  21. Go off the map for a week


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  1. Pay it Forward at a drive-through
    • Reverse pickpocket $20
    • Leave a $100 tip
  2. Learn to drive stick
  3. Get gas at the world’s largest truck stop (Iowa 80)
  4. Have a book published
  5. Learn to ride a Motorcycle (Iowa City)
  6. Have something named after myself
  7. Be an extra in a movie
  8. Wear a snake around my neck
  9. Name a star
  10. Crash a Hollywood studio
  11. Crowd surf a concert (Spring Awakening Music Festival)
  12. Learn to DJ (Iowa State Lied Gym)
  13. Learn to breakdance
  14. Learn to ballroom dance
  15. Send a message in a bottle and get a response
  16. Develop my own camera film
  17. Print a circuit board
  18. Survive my 21st birthday
  19. Meet the president
  20. Learn to pickle food
  21. Find a four leaf clover
  22. Walk on hot coals
  23. Learn to brew the perfect cup of coffee
  24. Help someone check something off their list
  25. Drive a sports car up the coast of California


Send me an email or leave a comment about what you think of my impossible list. If you have any suggestions or a link to yours comment them!


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