Zeynep's Impossible List

An Impossible List is essentially an ever-evolving list of skills or experiences that you seek. If you think that you could help me with any of these items (or that I could help you with yours), please let me know!

Skills & Hobbies :musical_score:

Music

  • Join an amateur orchestra again
  • Complete the #100daysofpractice challenge
  • Pass ABRSM
    • Grade 5 with distinction
    • Grade 8

Fitness

  • Squat 1.5x my body weight
  • Deadlift 2x my body weight
  • Run a 5k without stopping [Q4]
  • Run a 10k
  • Take up ice-skating [01.24.2019]
  • Enroll in an adult figure skating class
  • Learn basic swing dancing with Goktug [03.25.2019]
  • Learn basic lindy hop with Goktug [05.10.2019]
  • Learn aerial yoga
  • Participate in Ironman
  • Do a headstand
  • Do one unassisted pull-up
  • Do 10 pull-ups in a row
  • Achieve resting heart rate of 50 BPM
  • Reach 20% body fat

Health

  • Become a pescaterian [01.01.2017]
  • Become a vegetarian [01.01.2019]
  • Meditate for ≥ 10 minutes everyday for three months [04.01.2019]
  • Go vegan for a month
  • Go without sugar for a month

Languages

  • Become fluent in (C1-C2)
    • French
    • Russian
  • Reach an intermediate level at (B1-B2)
    • Chinese
    • Japanese
    • Finnish
    • German

Life :sparkles:

Academic / Professional

  • Graduate college [10.06.2017]
  • Submit my first paper [02.26.2019]
  • Graduate with a Master’s degree
  • Teach a university class

Experiences

  • Volunteer at an animal shelter
  • Give a TEDx talk
  • Go to space
  • Spend a month at a Buddhist monastry
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Grow edible things at home
  • Participate in Burning Man

Travel :airplane:

  • Live abroad for a year [08.01.2019]
  • Stay at an ice hotel
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Set foot on all continents
  • See the Northern lights
  • Backpack across a country for a month
  • Go on a Trans-Mongolian journey
  • Travel along the North Sea coast of Turkey
  • Board the Eastern Express and go all the way to Kars
  • Visit
    • Japan
    • Scotland
    • Iceland
  • See more of Canada
    • Toronto
    • Montreal
    • Ottawa
    • Niagara Falls [Q4]
    • Vancouver

Social / Community

  • Start a local community
  • Create an online community
  • Start a scholarship fund
  • Start a non-profit
  • Have a school built in an underprivileged country

Random

  • Sew entire wardrobe by self
  • Don’t purchase clothes from fast fashion stores for a year
  • Become financially independent
  • Create sustainable living on a tiny island
  • Design and build our dream home
  • Engage in Rejection Therapy
  • Take a photo everyday for a year