Remember a few weeks ago when I posted about The Impossible List?! (https://kellyelli333.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/the-impossible-list/) Well, I finally started my own! It’s definitely a work in progress, and probably always will be, but I like it that way! For those of you who are wondering what exactly this list means, it is basically a list of things I want to do because they seem impossible but are fully achievable when you dedicate time and plan ahead! It is slightly different than a bucket list because it has a different goal, but most of the things on this list would also be on my bucket list.

So without further ado, here is the beginning of my impossible list:

Fitness goals:

  • Run a marathon (In progress!)
  • Run an ultramarathon (50 miles)
  • Run a trail race
  • Run a color race (ie. http://thecolorrun.com/gallery/)
  • Run a race for charity and raise a significant amount of money

$$$ goals:

  • Pay off all of my student loans before I turn 27 years old
  • Start a retirement fund when I graduate college
  • Make a down payment on a house by the time I am 30
  • Raise $ for charity consistently, but more importantly, volunteer and work to help others directly
  • Live significantly below my means so I can save money and help others who need it more than me

Creative goals:

  • Have a solo art show
    • I am currently working towards a 2 person show at the end of October 2012 in Milwaukee!
  • Make a living doing what I love
  • Create a piece of work every day for 365 days
  • Take at least one art class a year
    • So far 1998-2011 is done!
  • Try every type of art possible
    • Black & white darkroom photography
    • Screen printing
    • Lithography
    • Wood printing
    • Etching
    • Monoprints
    • Watercolor
    • Ceramics
    • Acrylic
    • Oil painting
    • Sewing
    • Crochet
    • Knitting
    • Scratchboard
    • Sculpture
    • Glass
    • Collage
    • Mixed Media
    • Ink

Education goals:

  • Graduate in two and a half years with a masters in occupational therapy
  • Participate in continuing education for the remainder of my career
  • Go back to school for my doctorate before I turn 30
  • Pursue general education in the following areas
    • art: life drawing, film photography, oil painting, sculpture
    • philosophy
    • medicine/therapy
    • business/finances
    • math: statistics and calculus

People-oriented goals:

  • Help a stranger in a significant way
  • Change a persons life for the better
  • Help people every day through my job as a health care provider, and provide the best care possible for all of my patients
  • Inspire someone to make a big lifestyle change by being a positive role model for them (ie. go back to school, start exercising, quit smoking, etc.)
  • Treat everyone how I want to be treated
  • Be a role model for younger kids
  • Continue to have a strong family relationship throughout my life
  • Take care of my parents when they are older

Travel Goals:

  • Visit every continent
    • North America
      • Mexico
      • Canada
      • USA
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Guatamala
      • Peru
      • Chile
    • Europe
      • Ireland
      • Scotland
      • Italy
      • Spain
    • Asia
      • South Korea
      • Japan
      • Mongolia
      • China
      • India
      • Thailand
    • Africa
      • Sudan
      • Congo
      • Madagascar
    • Antarctica
    • Australia
  • Learn 4 languages fluently
    • English
    • Spanish (Intermediate)
    • American Sign Language (Intermediate)
    • Italian???
  • Visit all 50 States (So far: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming –> 15 states!)
  • Go to some major worldwide events
    • Olympics
    • Oktoberfest in Germany
    • San Fermin in Spain
    • New Years Eve in New York City Times Square
    • Mardi Gras in New Orleans
    • Lollapalooza in Chicago
    • Coachella in California
    • Glastonbury in England
    • St. Patricks Day in Ireland

Experience Goals:

  • Witness a miracle
  • Marry my best friend
  • Learn to forgive 100%
  • Learn to meditate
  • Learn to lucid dream
  • Take time every day to do something I love
  • Tell the people I love that I appreciate and love them every day

Okay, that’s all for now! Maybe once a month or so I will update this list and add new things! Until then, you should write your own list! Even if you just jot a few goals down that you want to accomplish in the next 24 hours, 1 week, 1 month, 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years, that’s a great start! Happy writing!

kellyelli ❤

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