Impossible List

This is my adaptation of Joel Runyon’s Impossible List. The concept behind it is awesome, rather than the static bucket list the impossible list grows with you. I like to do things differently and make every moment in my life an experience, this falls right in line with the impossible list. If you’re interested in reading more about the mentality behind the impossible list check out Joel’s site. My thoughts on life have very much been shaped by people doubting my dreams and aspirations, often getting the sly “good luck on that one, kid.” I also want to be able to tell some sweet stories. I want to be “that” guy, always with a killer story.Let me know your thoughts! This will constantly be evolving so let me know anything you think I should add! I’ll be doing corresponding blog posts when I complete each item so signup for my mailing list and follow me on social networks!


  • Interview my grandparents on their experience in Germany during WWII.
  • Debt Free
  • Write an eBook
  • Publish a Physical Book
  • Create a Charity
  • Learn to Speed Read
  • Mentor Someone
  • Learn to Play Ukelele
  • Learn to Play Guitar
  • Learn to Play the Piano
  • Become Fluent in Spanish
  • Become Fluent in German
  • Set a World Record
  • Trade up to from a paperclip to a car (hell yeah :D)


  • Run a 5K
  • Run a 10K
  • Run a Half-Marathon
  • Run a Marathon
  • Complete a Tough Mudder
  • Complete an Iron Man Competition
  • Learn to do a hand stand
  • Hike the entire Appalachian Trail
  • Hike the entire Pacific Crest Trail


  • Visit Germany
  • Travel throughout Europe
  • Visit the 7 Natural Wonders of the World
  • Get an old school bus, mod it and drive it across the country with friends
  • Drive across the country
  • Cross country road trip on a motorcycle
  • Go to Sturgis
  • Visit Every Continent
    • North America
    • South America
    • Europe
    • Asia
    • Australia
    • Antarctica
    • Africa
  • Visit Every U.S State (not just drive through)
    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Florida [June 2011]
    • Georgia [July 2013]
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Illinois [July 2006]
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky [June 2005]
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan [Grew up here and traveled all over]
    • Minnesota
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri [October 2009]
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Ohio [Livin' here since 2007, yo]
    • Oklahoma
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee [September 2012]
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Washington
    • West Virginia
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming


  • Learn to Surf
  • Scuba Dive
  • Bungee Jump
  • Sky Dive
  • Go Deep Sea Fishing
  • Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
  • Month without the Internet
  • Stand Up Paddling
  • White Water Rafting [August 2009]
  • Zip Lining
  • Kite Boarding


  • Setup an Offline Business
  • Invest in a Company
  • Give 5K to a charity
  • Give 50K to a charity
  • Give 100K to a charity
  • Sell a Website
  • Raise 100K for a Startup
  • Be featured in a major magazine

Now that you’ve seen my impossible list think about building your own! It’s pretty fun putting all your goals online.

Entrepreneur, Student, Web Designer/Developer. I'm the founder of Handlebar Labs, a web design and development company. Former student at Ohio State University. Feel free to send me an email.
  • Sean Mullaney

    I’ve got a zipline in my back yard. You can use it anytime.

    • Spencer

      Awesome, thank you!

  • Lisa Day

    That was interesting! Things I never knew about you. I would also like to do something with my Mom and that’s video her making my favorite german dishes

    • Spencer

      That would definitely be a good one!