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My List

This page is kind of personal but I have always found that if I write my goals down it is much easier to obtain them. Before I created this page I use to have everything stored in a pages document, and before that I use to keep it in a Facebook note.

The idea behind this page came from Thomas Frank over at collegeinfogeek.com, you can find his list here. One change I made from Thomas was the name of my list. He refers to his list as “my impossible list”, I on the other hand dislike thinking of any goal as impossible even if it is just by association. So below I would like to introduce you to “my list” aka the goals I would like to achieve. Note: if you check out the original impossible list by Joel Runyol you will see his reasoning for the name…I simply disagree.

If by chance you have some motivation and wish to create your own list feel free to post a link on Twitter. I’d love to read what goals you have set.


Current focus

  1. Learn Swift
  2. Run a marathon

The idea behind having a current focus section is to disregard everything else on this page. It is easy to become stretched too thin. It is easy to want to do everything. It is hard to accomplish everything when all you can think about it everything else. I try to limit this area to five or less.

Last 5 Completed Goals

  • Graduate from college w/ Bachelors Degree (Dec 17, 2016)
  • Learn Python (March 12, 2015)
  • Learn Java (May 14, 2015 - proficient)

Fitness/Health Goals

Professional Goals

  • Setup a masterless puppet environment at work (June 1, 2015)
  • Learn Java (May 14, 2015 - proficient)
  • Learn Python (March 12, 2015)
  • Learn Swift
  • Learn Ruby
  • Learn Objective-C
  • Learn Go
  • Create an iOS app

Travel Goals

  • Visit Washington DC
  • Visit Paris, France
  • Visit Niagara Falls, New York
  • Visit Rome, Italy

Habit Goals

  • Write for 10-minutes daily for a year

Reading Goals

  • Read Time Managements for System Administrators (May 10, 2014)
  • The Power of Habit

Fun and/or “Insane” Goals

currently out of ideas

Life Goals

  • Graduate from college w/ Associates Degree (May 9, 2013)
  • Graduate from college w/ Bachelors Degree (Dec 17, 2016)