Rhinebeck Bus Trip 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Things I'd Like to Know

Today's Ten on Tuesday post is 10 Things You Wish You Knew More About.  Wow.  I love learning, I love knowledge.  And I feel that there are so many things I don't know.  Here are a few:

1.  Addiction.  I work in the addiction field (as an Administrative Assistant) and when I started at the job 7 years ago, I knew next to nothing about addiction.  Yes, I had thoughts about it, but have learned that most of them were not truths and/or were/are stereotypes.  I have learned a lot the past seven years, but feel that there's still so much more to learn.

2.  People.  Psychology.  Sociology.  I love observing people and trying to figure out why they did or didn't do something.  Or, why they think what they think, or say what they say.

3.  Computers.  I really wish I knew coding and the ins and outs of computers.  I think that some parts of my life would be made easier by this knowledge.  Plus, I love the idea of being a computer geek.  The truth is, I don't have a burning desire to actually act on this wish and learn more about computers.

4.  Photography.  I am, at heart, an artist.  When I see beautiful things, I see them as a photograph or a painting.  Colors.  Shapes.  Beauty.  Composition.  They all intrigue me.  I am thrilled to learn that there are now camera lenses for cell phone cameras.  Check out Vicki's post to learn more.

5.  Art.  I grew up in Southern California, in the 80's.  This was a time when art and music were taken out of public schools.  In high school (in PA), I finally had some art classes.  One of my teachers suggested that I go to Art School after high school.  So, I had/have the potential.  I wonder what it might have been if I had been exposed to art at an earlier age - in a formal setting, like a class, not just my Dad telling me arty stuff.

6.  Music.  I LOVE music.  I often think of song lyrics based on a current situation.  I enjoy singing and love to sing in the car while I'm driving (if I'm happy).  If I have a lot of things on my mind and/or am not happy, I don't sing.  But, again with the SoCal public schools in the 80's - no music instruction.  I cannot read music.  This can make it hard in church.  I can usually pick up a tune once I've heard it, but never by reading the music.  With this, too, I wonder what might have been if I had been exposed to musical  instruction at a young age.

7.  Different cultures.  I'm so intrigued by customs and clothing and food of people from around the world.  One of the reasons I love to read is that I can be immersed in different cultures.

8.  Languages.  I wish I knew more than just English and un poco espanol.  I wish I was fluent in multiple languages like Annie Walker from Covert Affairs

9.  The "why" and "how" of everything.  I don't just want to be told to take all of my antibiotic, I want to know why it's important for me to do so (I do know this - this is just an example).  Again, I read a lot, so my head is pretty full of this kind of information.  But there's always room for more.

10.  The history of fiber arts.  I know that there are things written about the history of fiber arts - and I've read some of them.  But I feel like there's so much that just wasn't documented.  I feel that there's information that's missing.

What are some things you'd like to know more about?


  1. That's a great list! The "why" and "how" had me paralyzed when I went to buy my first PC. That was back in the days of DOS... snoooooze! Finally, I just had to trust. :)

  2. I would love to be multi-lingual, and I would like to learn whatever language I can in the country of it's origin so that I can learn the culture as well. Your list is amazing!

  3. What a wonderful list. I would like to know more about addiction myself. It seems to be a cause of so much turmoil these days. I can't imagine what you see in your day to day work.

  4. Great list! I completely agree with #9. Sometimes people see it as a challenge when I ask multiple questions and search for details, but I really just need to know so I understand the reasons I'm being asked to do something. Glad to know there are others out there that need to know why and how!

  5. Ahhhh cultures -- yes, I'm with you there. That was one of my favorite parts of my recent stay in England, experiencing a different culture for a semester and getting glimpses of other cultures as I travelled a bit. Fascinating!