The One Thing I Wish I Knew How To Do ~Beyond the Books

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There are so many things that I wish I learned. I know it is never really too late, but time is not really on my side. Life is short. I bet I am not alone in my feelings of longing for knowledge. Also, I cheat almost every week and today is no exception. I am listing 2 things today.

#1 Thing I Wish I Knew How To Do:

I wish I could write like some of my favorite authors. I know this is a skill that may take time, but it would be nice to be on the other side of this hobby.

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How cool would it be to write those awesome stories that people relate to so well? I think it would be pretty cool to be a bestselling author and have people stand in line to meet me. Or maybe it would be weird. Maybe you send your story out and people hate it or maybe the pressure of creating something better than or equal to your last book would be awful. I have no idea since that will probably never be me.


#2 Thing I Wish I Knew How To Do:

I wish I knew how to code. I think this skill would have earned me a lot of money and maybe would have had me working from home.

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Can you imagine if you knew how to speak to your computer? I can, I think it would be pretty awesome to be able to make things without having to buy the format from someone. Or maybe it would be boring and lonely? I have no idea because I can’t do it.


I think the good news here is that is really not too late for me to do either of those things. Ya know, if I had the time and the determination.

What do you wish you knew how to do?

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By | 2017-12-16T10:20:25+00:00 Thursday, October 27, 2016|Beyond the Books|16 Comments

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Mother, Lover, Writer, Reviewer, Social Media Princess. Karen has been a blogger since 2010. She is a US Army veteran, a medical professional, and the mother of four. Karen is the owner of That Book Store llc. She reviews books and shares mind vomit for this blog in her 'spare' time. Karen lives in New England.

16 Comments

  1. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
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    October 27, 2016 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    I really wish I knew how to code stuff, too! I’d make my blog even more original than it is now, plus, I’d be able to make my features even more personal.
    I also wish I knew how to speak more languages, because the ones I do know help me communicate with so many amazing people, and I want to chat with ALL the people 🙂
    I hope you’re having a fantastic week, Karen! {{{BIG HUGS}}}
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  2. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
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    October 27, 2016 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    Great topic and great answers! It’s funny but coding is really just like any language – if you don’t use it it’s gone. I was a programmer for years and it’s of no use to me now. Partly because everything I knew is completely out of date and partly because basically everything I knew is gone! I wish I was better at languages. I’d love to be able to speak Spanish or really anything but have never had any luck getting my head wrapped around it.
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    • Karen Blue
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      October 28, 2016 at 8:33 am - Reply

      I heard somewhere that the best training in language is to go somewhere where they speak it and immerse yourself. I would be too frightened to do that myself though. I do wish I knew what my in-laws were talking about when they visit (my Miguel’s mother only speaks Spanish, so they all speak it so she can be included).

  3. Let's Get Beyond Tolerance October 27, 2016 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    I do think if you really want to do something, it’s almost never TOO late. I wish I could do these things too. I don’t think I’ll ever be a coder, but I DO hope to publish a book someday.
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    • Karen Blue
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      October 28, 2016 at 8:31 am - Reply

      Yes, it is never too late. I think for some things that may not hold true. I will never be a dancer, I think that is something you have to start from an early age. But I still shake my money maker like it’s an option. Lol!

  4. Valerie October 27, 2016 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    I WISH I KNEW HOW TO DO BOTH OF THESE THINGS. Coding because maybe there are some complicated programs I want to make for my experimental design, but alas I won’t know how to do it because I have so little background in programming. And then of course writing, more specifically creative writing. Like you, I get that it comes with practice, but I do not have the time (or willpower) to practice. It’s rough hahaha.
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  5. Bookworm Brandee October 28, 2016 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Oh yes, there are lots of things I wish I could learn how to do. It really is never too late but I think the older I get the less energy I have to devote to BIG learning endeavors. *haha* It’s been on my to-do for awhile to learn some html coding though. I’ll get to it eventually. Great topic!
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    • Karen Blue October 28, 2016 at 11:05 am - Reply

      Thanks Brandee! I like the idea of learning new things, but it just takes so loooong. I have no motivation.

  6. Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight
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    October 29, 2016 at 12:42 am - Reply

    YES to both of these, Karen! They are two HUGE things that I wish I could do! I am TRYING to do both, but not really doing very well at either at this point hahha. BUT I do love your optimism! You can totally do it!!
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    • Karen Blue
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      October 29, 2016 at 7:39 am - Reply

      Thanks Shannon! I haven’t been doing much of anything for these two goals lately. So. Damn. Busy.

  7. Becky @ A Fool's Ingenuity October 30, 2016 at 6:43 am - Reply

    There are so many things I wish I could do. I wish I could speak a foreign language well. I wish I hadn’t given up on gymnastics or had taken a dance class. I like the idea of being able to throw knives (this one is inspired but the fact that there was a top performers day at work for sales staff and one of the things they got to do at the event was throw knives). I wish I could code and that I had the patience and perseverance to improve my artistic skills and writing. I know there is still time to learn these things but there is a long list of things I probably won’t fit into a life time.
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    • Karen Blue
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      October 31, 2016 at 8:51 pm - Reply

      I know right! I sometimes feel like time is just running away from me, I wish I had a few lifetimes to accomplish all the things.

  8. I wish I knew how to code too. I hate my hosting because of all the glitches and limitations but I’m stuck cause I can’t code for shit. I really wish I had the knowledge to do that. And knit… 🙂

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    • Karen Blue
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      November 2, 2016 at 6:59 am - Reply

      I would like to take up knitting again, too. I used to know how to make things. I am so short on time lately, I can’t imagine I will find time for that soon, but one day I am sure I will.

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