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Current Goals

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Quinn’s Impossible List

Inspired by Joel Runyon: http://impossiblehq.com/impossible-list/

Note: This is an ever-evolving list, so certain goals that may have been listed in the past may no longer be present. These goals were either no longer achievable or were simply removed due to a shift in priorities.

Last 5 Completed Goals

  • Acquire a full-time engineering position 2020-01-20
  • Bicycle tour across America 2019-08-20
  • Visit Glacier National Park 2019-08-01
  • Graduate college 2019-05-16
  • Come out of college with zero debt 2019-05-16

Fitness/Health Goals

Professional/Educational Goals

  • Graduate college 2019-05-16
    • Land a summer internship (Ridgewood Water – January 9th, 2017)
    • Achieve a minor computer science 2019-05-16
    • Graduate with a concentration in honors 2019-05-16
    • Hold an E-board position in a club that I care about 2016-01-07 (Senator for the United States States Green Building Council – Rowan University Chapter)
      • Be on the IEEE E-board 2016-12-09 (Elected Public Relations Chair)
    • Found the Rowan Cycling Club 2018-01-01
    • Become a Resident Assistant 2016-03-02
      • Become an Assistant Resident Director 2018-03-16
    • Maintain a GPA of at least 3.5 2019-05-16 (GPA: 3.89)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Land a full-time engineering position after college 2020-01-02
  • Software Engineering
  • Miscellaneous
    • Work at a bike shop 2018-06-01 (Ridgewood Cycles)

Financial Goals

  • Come out of college with zero debt 2019-05-16
  • Go into college with at least $15,000 in the bank 2015-02-01
  • Buy an electric car
  • Be financially independent
  • Be location independent

Habit Goals

  • Read for at least 10 minutes for 100 days in a row 2015-07-05
  • Take a cold shower 100 days in a row 2015-12-14
    • Do it for 365 days in a row 2018-01-25
  • Complete the bodyweight recommended routine 3 times/week for 100 days
  • Meditate for 5 minutes 100 days in a row
  • Read a new Wikipedia page 100 days in a row

Creative Goals

  • Publish a poster on RedBubble (July 2015)

    • Publish two more posters on RedBubble 2016-08-12
      • Make at least ten sales on RedBubble 2018-09-18 - Only took 2 years, but hey, I made 24 bucks!
  • Capture and edit a video about an awesome experience 2016-04-24 (Rowan Ruf Riders - B Team Sectionals 2016 - YouTube)

  • Learn how to play the violin

  • Learn how to play the harmonica

  • Start a band and play a live show

Skill Goals

  • Programming
    • Learn the basics of various programming languages
      • C++ 2016-03-01
      • Python 2016--06-01
      • Java 2017-03-01
  • Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator 2016-10-01
  • Learn to breakdance
  • Learn how to knit 2016-09-13
    • Knit a scarf 2016-12-25
  • Learn how to rock climb/belay 2017-11-26 (Rowan Rock Climbing Club)
  • Snowboarding & Skiing
    • Snowboarding
      • Execute a frontside and backside 180 2015-01-01)
      • Execute a frontside and backside 360 (Sooo… close)
      • Execute a tail or nose grab
        • Execute a method grab
      • Execute a frontflip
        • Execute a backflip
      • Learn how to ski 2016-03-01 (First Day of Skiing - Hunter Mtn, 3/20/2016 - YouTube)
        • Ski a double black diamond run
        • Ski moguls and not die
  • Complete the entire French course on Duolingo
    • Read a book in French (must be at least 200 pages)
  • Complete the entire German course on Duolingo
    • Read a book in German (must be at least 200 pages)
  • Build a bike of your own from the frame up
  • Mountain Biking
    • Wheelie for 3 seconds or more on a mountain bike
    • Learn how to hit jumps
  • Ski Courbet’s Couloir in Jackson Hole

Events to Attend

  • Canada

    • The Winter Carnival – Quebec City
  • United States

    • California
      • DEF CON (Largest hacking conference in the world) – Los Angeles
    • Iowa
      • RAGBRAI – Bicycle tour across the state of Iowa
    • Louisiana
      • Mardi Gras
    • New York
      • ComicCon – New York City
      • World Maker Faire (September 23rd, 2017) – New York City
    • Nevada
      • Burning Man
  • The northern lights

  • Bands/artists to see live

    • Melt 2021-11-19 @ Underground Arts
    • Lawrence
    • Jacob Collier 2022-05-01 @ Franklin Music Hall
    • Tank and the Bangas 2022-03-20 @ Union Transfer
    • Caravan Palace
    • Snarky Puppy 2023-04-14 @ Union Transfer
    • BADBADNOTGOOD
    • Lianne La Havas

Minimalism Goals

  • Count and document everything I own
  • Own less than 300 things

Adventure Goals

  • Bike Touring
  • Stargaze in one of the darkest places in the US 2017-06-28 (Cherry Springs State Park)
  • Go skydiving 2016-12-04 (Skydive Crosskeys - http://i.imgur.com/ZY0eVD4.jpg)
  • Go downhill mountain biking
  • Go hang gliding (e.g. obtain Novice certification)
  • Go backcountry snowboarding (with proper gear)
  • Go cliff diving
  • Go slacklining
  • Go paintballing 2016-04-09 (Accurate Paintball)
  • Learn how to parasail
  • Learn how to surf
  • Go backpacking
    • The Horse-Shoe Trail
    • Backpack across Europe (Use Eurail Pass)
    • Hike the Appalachian Trail
    • Hike the Pacific Northwestern Trail
  • Climb a mountain with a peak that is at least 3,000ft higher than the base

Video Game Goals

  • Complete the entire Halo trilogy 2015-12-28

Travel Goals

  • Be location independent
  • Snowboard (or ski) around the World
    • Colorado 2014-01-02 (1 week trip with family to Keystone, A-Basin, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, & Vail)
    • Big Sky, Montana
    • Jackson Hole, Wyoming
    • Banff, Canada
    • Whistler, Canada
    • The Alps
    • Chilean Mountains
    • Japan
  • Visit all 7 continents

Life Goals

  • Watch all commencement speeches on The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever : NPR
  • Move out of New Jersey
  • Install solar panels in my residence
  • Ride a bullet train
  • Live a zero waste lifestyle
  • Be location independent
  • Read/listen to X number of books
    • 50
    • 100
    • 200
    • 300
    • 500
    • 800
    • 1000