Bucket List!

Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans. –John Lennon

What is a Bucket List? Simply put, it’s a list of things to do before you die… or “kick the bucket.” Do you have a bucket list? Maybe you have some listed in your head. Why not put them down on paper and make it official?! This turns them from wishes into life goals. And a goal, my friend, is something that can have an action plan and reality to be accomplished! So… write them down! If you want to take it a step farther even, share it with friends. You never know… maybe they can help you start checking some of them off! I mean, none of us know when we will “kick the bucket” so why the heck not start working on doing yours today!? Three cheers for the Bucket List!

THE BEGINNING OF MY BUCKET LIST! (oh yes, this is only the beginning…)

  • Have my children around every day
  • Learn to play the violin
  • Take my children and I to CA to visit my family for holidays, as well as in the summer to experience CA palm trees, beaches & oceans, Knott’s Berry Farm, and all of my favorite memories…. at least twice per year.
  • Hire a photographer to follow my family & I around for our entire vacation to capture all of the REAL moments
  • Make YouTube videos reenactments of my favorite movie & musical moments with my BFF Justine (and other friends)
  • Go on an African Safari
  • Go salsa dancing in Cuba
  • Finally go competitive in dancing again… this time in Ballroom, Latin, Swing
  • Have my favorite artistic portrait commissioned & painted, and hanging in my living room
  • Travel to Paris: shop at the top fashion stores, eat amazing French food, visit the most historical places, as well as the quaint inland spots, oh and reenact many Audrey Hepburn movie moments!! 🙂
  • Learn to speak fluent French
  • Teach my children to speak fluent French
  • Learn to speak fluent Italian
  • Teach my children to speak fluent Italian
  • Learn to speak fluent Spanish
  • Teach my children to speak fluent Spanish
  • Learn to play the piano well
  • Travel to Italy: visit the key places all over Italy, as well as family of friends in Sicily & have a huge Italian dinner party with them! Shop in the top fashion stores, eat at the best Italian eateries, drink wine at the local wineries.
  • Get Scuba Certified
  • Hand Paint a large canvas for my house with my children
  • Write a book that parallels the thoughts and inspirations of my blog
  • Write a steamy romance novel
  • Snorkeling in Cabo
  • Sunbathing in Costa Rica
  • Take my children to Disney World
  • Go to all the 6Flags and ride all the roller coasters
  • Ride in a Hot Air Balloon, and have a romantic picnic once it lands in a grass field.
  • Go Para-sailing
  • Take my children to a Cubs game
  • Take my children to a Yankees game
  • Form a ladies bowling league called the “Pink Ladies” with outfits to match the Grease movie characters!
  • Travel to all 50 States
  • Visit the Pyramids
  • Spend NYE at NY Time Square
  • Go to England: visit all the great key places, plus the inland quaint spots.
  • Experience Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
  • Go White Water Rafting
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Go on a shopping spree with NO dollar amount limit!!!!!
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Learn Sign Language
  • Teach my children Sign Language
  • Go to the Kentucky Derby
  • Go to Australia
  • Go to Greece
  • Go Hang Gliding
  • Go to Japan
  • Ride a camel
  • Go Zorbing
  • Attend the US Open
  • Attend Wimbledon
  • Learn to fly a plane
  • Go to an Opera
  • Attend Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  • Own my dream house (buy or build)
  • Learn water skiing
  • Be in a Hollywood Movie
  • Perfect my tennis serve
  • Learn to fly fish
  • Learn English Jumping on horseback
  • Become a millionairess
  • Be happily married for the rest of my life
  • Help orphan children find forever homes


  • Go Skydiving
  • Throw a Masquerade Ball
  • Throw an elaborate birthday party for someone who has never had a birthday party
  • See a show on Broadway
  • Sing Karaoke
  • Go Ziplining
  • Go Rockclimbing
  • Skiing in Colorado
  • Race cars in a classic muscle car
  • Race cars in a sports car
  • Take Auto Shop, learn how to & build an engine
  • Kiss in the rain
  • Go to a drive-in movie theater
  • Go skinnydipping
  • Go to a concert
  • Go on a cruise
  • Get CPR & First Aid Certified
  • Kiss under the mistletoe
  • Go puddle jumping after a rain
  • Roller Skate the boardwalk from one beach to another in CA
  • Go to Hawaii
  • Lava Cliff Diving
  • Body Boarding
  • Fly first class
  • Donate Blood
  • Laugh until I cry
  • Go to a red carpet movie premiere
  • Watch a movie star get their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in person
  • Go to a wig shoppe with my daughter and spend all day trying on every wig & modeling them!
  • Buy a wig and wear it out anytime I feel like looking like someone else – do this more than once
  • Visit the Grand Canyon
  • Ride an elephant
  • Sleep under the stars in the mountains
  • Go to a horse race: bet on a horse
  • Ride in a gondola with an operatic singing guide
  • Play craps in Vegas
  • Sail in a regatta
  • Plant a tree
  • Learn to ride a horse
  • Own a horse
  • Write a song
  • Write a blog
  • Go grape stomping
  • Go to the Symphony – many times
  • Go to a professional ballet – many times
  • Perform ballet in front of a large auditorium audience
  • Start a dance company
  • Own my own company = work for myself
  • Learn to shoot many types of handgun
  • Go horse camping
  • Make homemade ice cream
  • Sign up to become an organ donor
  • Be a pen-pal
  • Put my hand print into wet concrete
  • Type 80 words per minute
  • Learn snow skiing
  • Take full part in Japanese Tea Ceremony – in full traditional attire
  • Learn to Swing Dance
  • Learn to Ballroom Dance
  • Learn to Latin Dance
  • Visit a Renaissance Fair
  • Go Kayaking
  • Go Canoeing
  • Drive a speedboat
  • Ride a jet ski
  • Go tubing down a river
  • Ride a horse bareback
  • Go ice skating
  • Go roller skating
  • Race in a roller speed skating race
Like I said… this is only the beginning! I will surely be adding to it constantly. I equally hope to be crossing many more items off of this list constantly!
QUESTION: So, what am I missing that I absolutely must do?!
Sonya… She Idealist.

By Sonya Mae

I am a very unique breed of person. If you ask my mother, she would say that I am a very old spirit who should have been born in the 40's or 50's. I love old womens' fashion...when women dressed like women! If you ask my daddy, he would say I am the biggest dressed up tom-boy he knows, who is way too into cars and climbing trees! I was a ballet dancer and choreography major in college until 20yrs old when I retired due to a neck injury. Besides still dancing through ballroom, latin & swing styles, my current passions are cars (seriously...I took 4 yrs of auto shop, and drool at the sound of a loud engine rumble!), fashion & interior design, and creating moments that last!

I love helping people find their strengths! Finding their happiness and their smile! (Everyone looks amazing when they smile!) I love showing people how to be genuinely happy by simply changing their mindsets and attitudes. I do these things in as many ways as I can, using many mediums. As well showing people how they too can do something they may not have thought they could. there's a will, there's a way!

I am a mother of two (2) amazing children, who make my life beyond blessed, and I always do my best for them. I love to spend as much time with them as I can and want them always to be learning... I am very proud of them! And, GOD comes first & foremost in my life!!!

I am...
Sonya Mae aka SheIdealist

2 replies on “Bucket List!”

So far I’ve been told to add:
– Fly Mach 1
– Dive Fiji
– Pray with Tibetan monks
– Spend an entire summer in Europe
– Sail the carabean  with a person of the opposite sex that I’ve never met
– St Petersburg
– Iceland
– Manaco
– New Zealand
– Barcelona

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