My Impossible List!

Current Projects

  • Get 10,000 views on my website
  • Meditate daily for 100 days
  • Read the Book of Mormon in Norwegian, Portuguese, and Afrikaans

Recently Completed

  • January 2016 – Visit China
  • January 2016 – Visit Japan
  • May 2016 – Learn yoga
  • August 2016 – Meditate daily for a month
  • August 2016 – Read The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Talents and Skills

  • Keep a regular blog Completed during high school.
    • Get 10,000 total views on this site
  • Make a website That’s this thing here. Completed Summer 2012.
  • Start a business Completed January 2013. Provo Productions has since closed.
  • Learn to mediate Since fall 2013 I’ve been using headspace.com and have logged more than 100 hours total. (January 2017)
    • Meditate daily for a week (Completed February 2014)
    • Meditate daily for a month (Completed May 2016)
    • Meditate daily for 100 days
  • Learn yoga January 2017: I do yoga on a weekly basis for physical therapy.
  • Speak 10 languages (January 2017: 5 of 10 complete, several others in the works)
      • English I hope I speak English.
      • Spanish Advanced to native proficiency, depending on how much I’ve been practicing of late.
      • Portuguese Completed Winter 2013. Intermediate level.
        • Read the Book of Mormon in Portuguese
        • Read O Alquimista, by Paulo Coehlo, in Portuguese.
      • Afrikaans Completed Fall 2008. Beginner level.
        • Read the Book of Mormon in Afrikaans
      • Norwegian Completed Fall 2015. Beginner level.
        • Read the Book of Mormon in Norwegian
      • Japanese – Enough to get myself lost.
      • Chinese – Enough to know I know nothing.
      • Hebrew – February 2015: I can read the Hebrew alphabet, with limited working vocabulary.
      • Biblical Greek
      • German
      • Latin
      • Italian
      • French
      • Russian
      • Egyptian
      • Arabic
      • American Sign Language
      • Braille
      • Basque
      • International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
  • Start a restaurant
  • Invent something
  • Learn to make sushi
  • Successfully make a soufflé
  • Memorize the constitution
  • Memorize all LDS scripture masteries
  • Memorize points of missionary lessons
  • Get a PhD
  • Woodworking/craft
    • Build an effects pedal (While not an effects pedal, I made a bypass pedal in summer 2014).
    • Build an electric guitar
    • Build an acoustic guitar
    • Build a speaker
    • Build a cab
    • Build an amp
  • Learn to juggle
  • Solve a rubik’s cube in under a minute
  • Do a backflip
  • Learn to walk on my hands
  • Learn to fly a plane

Sports

  • Learn how to play soccer Serving a two-year mission in Santiago, Chile, this was a must.
    • Play intramural soccer
  • Bowl a 300
  • Learn to snowboard
  • Learn to surf
  • Get a blue belt in jiujitsu
  • Go fencing
  • Archery
    • Win a competition Completed 2001
    • Go bowhunting
  • Running
    • Run a 5k Completed 2005
    • Run a 10k
    • Run a half marathon
    • Run a full marathon
    • Do a Ragnar relay
  • Weightlifting
    • Be able to bench press my own weight

Music, Arts, Entertainment

  • Release an album See my work with Pando and my high school band Signalfire. Completed October 2011 and again August 2013.
  • Perform in a Battle of the Bands Completed during Velour’s 2015 Summer BOTB with Pando, runner-up finish
  • Perform at an open mic night
  • Sing national anthem at a game
  • Go busking in Nashville
  • Play at Red Rocks Amphitheater
  • Do standup comedy
  • Dancing
    • Learn cha cha
    • Learn to tango
    • Learn to waltz
    • Learn to swing
    • Learn samba
    • Learn ballroom
  • Learn to paint
  • Take up photography
  • Read my 100 books list
  • See my 100 movies list
  • Write a book

Travel

  • Return to Chile Completed May 2013.
  • Visit every continent
    • North America
      • Visit every state of the United States (February 2015: Missing only Alaska)
      • Visit Mexico
    • South America Served a two-year mission in Santiago, Chile.
      • Brazil
      • Cusco, Peru
    • Africa
      • Robben Island, South Africa
    • Europe
      • Sleep in a castle
      • Run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain
      • Participate in La Tomatina in Buñol, Spain
    • Asia
      • Visit China Technically it was Taiwan – I’ll have to visit mainland China at some future time
      • Visit Japan Had a brief stop in Japan on my way to and from Taiwain.
      • Visit Israel
    • Australia
    • Antarctica
  • Modes of travel
    • Pogo stick
    • Unicycle
    • Fly a plane
    • Ride train across USA
    • Bike the US
  • Rebuild a car
    • Road trip by myself in rebuilt car
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Learn to ice skate November 2015: at the very least, I can leave a night of skating without bruises.
    • Learn to play ice hockey
    • Ice Skate at the Rockefeller
    • Be at Time’s Square on New Year’s Eve
  • Learn to ride a horse
    • Go to the Kentucky Derby
  • Attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • Go to space

Fun

  • Jump into a pool with all clothes on Completed summer 2014 at the Durrant Family Reunion.
  • Skydive Completed October 2014 as an early birthday present
    • Become a solo skydiver
  • Break a world record
  • Ride in a zorb ball
  • Go bungee jumping
  • Shave my head bald
  • Kiss in the rain
  • Pillowfight flashmob (or any kind of flashmob)
  • Mud wrestle
  • Give Free Hugs
  • Become CPR certified

Charity work

  • Build a habitat home Completed October 2007, when I spent the week of my 18th birthday in Birmingham, AL volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.
  • Start a charity

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