My Impossible List

This is NOT a bucket list!

The idea was originally from Joel Runyon and I based my list on Thomas Frank's version.

The impossible list should always evolve, listing experiences that lead to other experiences. Somehow it ends up inspiring others as well as yourself and, more importantly, it compels you to take action. I was quite impressed to see that I've already completed some of my goals, it really is an awesome exercise.

Life and/or Legacy Goals

  • Be self-sufficient and location-independent
  • Help my parents and my brother to live a good life
  • Provide an education to 100,000 people
  • Rescue a dog
  • Build an off-grid tiny house
  • Help people expand their potential

Health/Fitness Goals

  • Get out of high blood pressure medication
  • Get out of anti-depressants
  • Get my first pull-up
  • Deadlift 150kg (330lbs)
  • Back Squat 100kg (200lbs)
  • Clean and Jerk 70kg (150lbs)
  • Snatch 45kg (100lbs)
  • Bench Press 45kg (100lbs)
  • Finish a CrossFit Open within the Top 1000 overall rank worldwide for my division
  • Complete the One Ton Total challenge (500kg/1200lbs for women)
  • Complete a Spartan Race

Professional Goals

  • Create an online course
  • Make $10,000 (gross) in a month
  • Give a TED Talk
  • Write a book
  • Make a documentary

Geek Goals

Based on The Coders Bucket List

  • [ok] Bring a website to production (
  • [ok] Learn to use vim
  • Learn to use emacs
  • Learn Shell Scripting
  • Compile my own Linux Kernel
  • Install and run stuff on FreeBSD
  • Contribute to Open Source
  • Write a compiler
  • Learn a functional programming language
  • Develop a mobile app (and release it)
  • Write a JavaScript single page application
  • Write a server rendered app
  • Hack in a Capture the Flag Contest

Beer Goals

  • Do a Beer Tour
  • Drink a trappist beer at a belgian monastery
  • Drink real ale at a British pub
  • Visit the Heineken Experience museum in Netherlands
  • Learn how to pour a Guinness in Ireland
  • Take a tour at Fuller's Brewery in England
  • Go to Munich's Oktoberfest
  • Visit Delirium Village Brussels and try as much of the 2000 beer options as possible

Language Goals

  • [ok] English: Pass as Proficient on IELTS
    • Academic: overall score 7.0 (Sep 2015)
    • General: overall score 7.5 (May 2018)
    • General: overall score 8.0 (July 2021)
  • French: become conversational (B2 level)

Skill Goals

  • Learn archery
  • Learn knife/axe throwing
  • Learn to snowboard
  • Learn to rock-climb
  • Learn to surf

Fun and/or “Insane” Goals

  • Climb a mountain
  • Sky dive
  • Scuba dive
  • Kayak
  • Horseback ride
  • Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
  • Play drums again and perform for an audience
  • Play an instrument available at a public space
  • Have an epic Nerf gun battle
  • Break a world record

Events to Attend (in person, not online)

  • [ok] Medieval themed events
    • Jantar Medieval VI Edition (2014)
    • Noites Bárbaras V Edition (2014)
    • Jantar Medieval VII Edition (2015)
    • Jantar Medieval VIII Edition (2016)
  • [ok] FISL
    • FISL (2015) : best thing I've ever done. Absolutely life changing.
  • Open Source Summit
  • Cisco Live
  • AWS Summit
  • PyCon
  • Deftones concert
  • Download Festival
  • Glastonbury Festival
  • Red Rocks Festival
  • Comic Con
  • CrossFit Games
  • Six Nations (a Scotland and/or Ireland match)
  • European Rugby Champions Cup finals
  • NHL finals
  • Rugby World Cup
  • Summer Olympics
  • Winter Olympics

Travel Goals

  • [ok] Brazil
    • Visit Porto Alegre, RS (2012 and 2015)
    • Visit Serra Gaúcha, RS (2012)
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Hungary
  • Romania (Stamora Germana)
  • Do a Euro Tour
  • See the Aurora Borealis
  • Enjoy an awesome cruise