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Get Creative Bucket List Ideas Inspired by Rami Malek

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An Oscar Win can quickly skyrocket an actor to superstar status.

They can quickly garner more film roles, get a flood of media attention

and an avalanche of tweets singing their praises.

Rami Malek’s win for Bohemian Rhapsody on February 24th has done just that for the actor.

I loved that movie and Rami Malek quickly became one of my new favorite actors.

I wanted to continue to celebrate this win and anchor my bucket list inspiration with things I admire about him.

Applying Malek’s Magic to Your Creative Bucket List Ideas

Here are some takeaways to improve how to tackle your personal bucket list goals.

  1. Prepare early on
  2. Take lessons
  3. Appreciate music of the past

1. Prepare early on before carrying out your creative bucket list ideas

Malek did what he could to prepare for the role before he was selected to play Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. If what you’re setting out to do requires you to learn a new skill or sharpen an old one, take action now.

For instance, if you used to be an avid hiker and want to get back in shape for an upcoming trip to avoid fatigue, injury or going too far and having a hard time making your way back, it can’t hurt to start practicing now. Find local places to get build your endurance. It can better prepare you for the actual activity, give you something to do now and build excitement leading up to your plan.

Depending on how far away you go, you can also do your part to make the trip as affordable as possible. Read up on ways to save or listen to a podcast about spring break travel money tips.


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2. Creative bucket list ideas can come in the form of taking lessons

Though Malek took singing and movement lessons for his work, think of activities you always wanted to try just for fun. Do you want to dance the tango, take a coding class or get a black belt in Taekwondo?

Learning can also be informal and even low key. Maybe you have a bucket list of top business books to read. Perhaps you’d like to learn golf from a pro or improve your photography skills through a friend. Choose something simple and start there.


3. Honor and appreciate music from the past as a creative bucket list idea

Malek was grateful to Freddie Mercury and thanked the rock god when he was honored during many of the awards ceremonies. He also thanked Queen during his acceptance speech at the Oscars for allowing him to be a small part of their legacy.  He said, “I am forever in your debt.” (Don’t forget to check out bucket list examples inspired by Queen too.)

Visit a museum, take a tour or attend a concert. I finally got around to visiting an area Hard Rock Cafe. I was able to see memorabilia from Elvis, Lenny Kravitz, Prince, Duran Duran and more. (Psst! Discover the step-by-step process I use to infuse my creative bucket list ideas into everyday life in my book entitled, The Everyday Bucket List Book. Also, get notified about when the upcoming bucket list journal gets released.




Last year I attended a wedding in Michigan. Luckily, I wasn’t too far away from Detroit. I was able to take a tour of the Motown Museum. Celebrities like Beyonce, Paul McCartney and even Bruno Mars have visited.

Take a tour where iconic hits were made from artists such as Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and more. The tour guides reveal the history of it’s humble beginnings, interesting stories about the artists all while showing you memorabilia from music past.

Whether you add some of these ideas to your summer goals list,  your travel bucket list or get started right away, I’m sure these creative bucket list ideas will spark some joy or at least add some interest to your weekend

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