Re-looking at Old Dreams on Your Bucket List

Imagine you have a Top 10 List of things you dreamed about doing someday.  Now you look at the list and decide it is too late or for some reason a dream can no longer be realized.

Way before the phrase Bucket List was coined I had the dream to dance with Fred Astaire.  I used to dance around my living room as a teenager while I watched Fred and Ginger in a late night movie.

It was a pie in the sky dream to begin with, but hey, what are dreams about?  Fred died.  So there goes the dream. Or, so I thought at the time.

About a year ago, I took up ballroom dancing.  I had always been passionate about dancing and really loved it — despite the fact that I had done very little of it.  Dancing just puts a smile in my heart.  Very quickly I had a de ja vu moment and realized that Johnny Francoviglia, my young dance teacher was my new Fred Astaire.

Johnny is a brilliant dance teacher and gave me the confidence to dance in a Holiday Showcase with him at Overland Park Ballroom in Kansas City.

Despite my anxiety and jitters, I loved every minute of it!   I had fulfilled a dream that I thought was no longer possible. I was living life to the fullest.

Maybe you would like to write a bestseller, visit the Vatican, or learn how to sail.  What about chasing a tornado? Consider whatever your heart desires.

So, I really want to hear — What’s on Your Bucket List?  Is there something that you can do, even in a modified way that will fulfill a long-held dream?

Please scroll down and share your thoughts and dreams with us in the reply box below. You may fuel the furnace of hope for someone else’s dream.

2 thoughts on “Re-looking at Old Dreams on Your Bucket List”

  1. Way to go girl ! One of the dreams on my bucket list is really visit Washington D.C. I mean about 3 weeks, stay in a hotel, eat all meals out, and visit every museum you can name. You of all people know my passion for history. It is not enough for me to simply know that there was an Washington or a Jefferson, even a Queen Victoria. I want to know what they were really like. What was their favorite food ? What did they being politicians, really have to say, but, either could not or would not say. Even Queen Victoria was a politician, in the sense, she had to navigate her wants through a parliament. A lot of people know that when it came to women, Jefferson did more than flirt. Did you know that one of the reoccurring themes in Washington’s papers is the number and names of the women he flirted with on a daily basis? Man, I could and have got lost in history. Anyway, that is about the number 1 thing on my bucket list. By the way, in his day, John Travota wasn’t bad.

  2. Sounds great, Jamie! While you are out there, you might enjoy a day trip down to Monticello, Jefferson’s Mansion in Virginia. I found it fascinating. But talking about flirts, I always though Ben Franklin held the highest honor there, no? Anyway, hope you TAKE STEPS to go and live your dream! (I wouldn’t have minded dancing with John Travolta either :-)!)

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