My Impossible List

Although an Impossible List may seem to be like a bucket list, it isn’t. A bucket list is static. An Impossible List is ever-changing and evolving. A bucket list is written down and forgotten about. An Impossible List contains life goals and is meant to inspire you to achieve greatness.

The idea of an Impossible List was first created by Joel Runyon. I decided to create my own Impossible List and post it here to share my dreams and be accountable for them.

My Impossible List


  • Be a devoted follower of Jesus Christ all my life by following the Doctrine of Christ.
  • Maintain a faithful and loving relationship with my beautiful wife, Carlee Alysson Baldwin. (Married 19 June 2015 in Manti, Utah Temple)
  • Serve an honorable, full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (Puerto Rico San Juan Mission 2012-2014)
  • Become a father
  • Own a house
  • Own a Tesla (Here’s why)
  • Graduate from college
    • Bachelor of Music – Organ Performance (April 2018)
    • Get a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting (April 2020)
    • Get a Doctorate (in progress)
  • Pay off student loans
    • Be completely debt-free
    • Save $5,000
  • Have a year’s supply of food storage
  • Plant a garden
  • Read the Bible



  • Visit every state
    • Arizona: Grand Canyon (June 2015), Ride a helicopter over the Grand Canyon, Hike the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Sedona (June 2018)
    • California: Disneyland, Universal Studios, Warner Bros.,Knott’s Berry Farm, (June 2016), Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, LA Museum of Natural History, Endeavor Space Shuttle, Redwood Forest, Golden Gate Bridge
    • Colorado: Air Force Academy(June 2016)
    • Florida: DisneyWorld, Overseas Highway
    • Hawaii: Polynesian Cultural Center
    • Idaho: Shoshone Falls
    • Louisiana: New Orleans
    • Missouri: St. Louis Arch,
    • Nevada: Las Vegas (June 2015)
    • New York: Statue of Liberty, Niagara Falls, Palmyra, Museum of Natural History (August 2019)
    • Utah: Temple Square, Provo Canyon, Moab, Tuacahn
    • Connecticut: New Haven/Yale (August 2019)
    • Massachusetts: Boston, Salem (August 2019)
    • Illinois: Chicago (June 2020)
    • Indiana: South Bend/Notre Dame (June 2020)
  • Visit the Philippines
  • Visit Puerto Rico
  • Visit London (London Choral Study Abroad – Spring 2017)
  • Visit the Vatican
  • Visit Washington D.C.
  • Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Visit Bach’s grave in Germany
  • Visit Italy
  • Visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia
  • Visit Thailand
  • Walk on the Great Wall of China
  • Visit Machu Picchu
  • Visit Jerusalem
  • Visit Petra, Jordan
  • Visit Dubai
  • See a bullfight in Spain
  • Visit the Forbidden City in China
  • Visit the Taj Mahal
  • Visit the pyramids in Egypt
  • Visit every Disneyland Park in the world (Disneyland California June 2016)
  • See a show on Broadway
  • Go swimming in every ocean (Pacific Ocean 2016)
  • Go on a Mediterranean cruise
  • Go on a Disney cruise
  • Fly first class


Still trying to come up with some good fitness goals!


  • Eat lobster in Maine
  • Eat a Philly Cheese Steak in Philadelphia
  • Eat Sushi in Japan
  • Eat Pasta in Italy
  • Eat deep dish pizza in Chicago (June 2020)
  • Eat Greek yogurt in Greece


  • Get paid to perform a solo organ recital
  • Perform solo for 100 people
  • Perform for an Apostle(Elder Bednar, Air Force Cadet Chapel, 29 May 2016)
  • Accompany a congregation of over 1,000 people (Air Force Cadet Chapel, 29 May 2016)
    • 2,000 people (probably a BYU Devotional/Graduation)
  • Create my own website (September 2016)
  • Perform a solo organ recital in the Tabernacle on Temple Square
  • Give a TED talk
  • Create my own private piano and organ studio
  • Create my own company



  • Make a video that gets over 1 million views on YouTube
  • Record a solo organ album
  • Record an album with Carlee
  • Write a book that is sold in major bookstores
  • Write an autobiography



  • Become fluent in Spanish (Mission to Puerto Rico August 2012-July 2014)
  • Become fluent in American Sign Language
  • Become fluent in Tagalog
  • Become fluent in German
  • Learn to code
  • Learn to sew
  • Learn to ski
  • Learn yoga
  • Learn to play the theater organ
  • Learn to play the guitar


Just For Fun

  • Fly in a hot air balloon
  • Go surfing
  • Go scuba diving
  • Be an extra in a movie or TV show
  • Be on TV
  • Go to Wimbledon
  • Cross the intersection at Abbey Road (May 2017)
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Celebrate Holi (Festival of Colors) (March 2015)
  • Own a teacup pig
  • Own a real pig
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Go white water rafting
  • Ride an elephant/Visit an elephant sanctuary
  • Watch every Disney animated movie in order
  • Own every Disney animated movie (Disney Plus fulfilled this…)
  • Take all our kids and their families to Disneyland for our 40th anniversary (Which will be the 100th Anniversary of Disneyland!)
  • Jump into a pool while wearing a suit

Photos of Our Adventures