I have decided to start an Impossible List and share it here on my blog. An Impossible List is a dynamic and fluid list of goals. Unlike a ‘Bucket List’ that is based on what you want to do before you die, an Impossible list is there to focus on how you live.
Publicly posting my list here is part of my commitment to have a go at it. While I don’t expect to (or have to) do everything on the list, it is certainly worthwhile to think about some things I would want to do. At least doing this now gives me some opportunity to actually do some of this stuff!
Get a degree BA Hons Geography– Graduated with a 1st class in 2010 Get a PG Cert– Completed in 2016 Complete my Doctorate in Education– Graduated in 2020
- Complete 10 MOOCS – 2/10
- Complete a PG Cert in HE teaching
Become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy– Achieved 2015 Become a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy –– Achieved 2019
- Become a Principle Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Gain CMALT status with ALT
Become a Postgraduate Fellow of the Royal Geography Society– Achieved 2015 Become a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society– Achieved 2019 Become a Certified Leading Practioner(ALDinHE) – Achieved 2018 Become a Fellow of the RSA– Achieved 2022 Speak at a conference– Completed 2011.
- Publish a paper at a conference – Completed 2016 – Beyond books: the concept of the academic library as learning space
Publish a journal article– Completed 2016. Publish a book chapter– Completed 2019.
- Publish a book
Edit a journal– Completed 2022. Start first academic post– Completed 2022.
- Learn to play a simple song on the guitar
- Learn PHP and develop a simple web app
- Visit France
- Visit Spain
Visit Ireland– Completed 2019/20
- Visit Belgium
Visit Croatia– Completed 2017 Visit Italy– Completed 2009 Visit the Netherlands– Completed 2017
- Visit Germany
- Visit the USA
- New York
Events to attend
Attend a TEDx event– Completed 2014 @TEDxHull
- Attend a TED Conference
Attend a Lib Dem Spring Conference– Completed 2014
- Attend a Lib Dem Autumn Conference
Own 500 books– Completed 2018
- Buy a house or apartment
Get married– Completed 2018 Adopt children– Completed 2021 x3
- Become a power user of Adobe After Effects and Premier Pro
- Exhibit some of my photography
Run 5k– Completed December 2017 Run 10k– Completed January 2017
- Loose 3st.