Day 303: What I know/What I don’t know

I, like others I know, tend to focus more on what I DON’T know, rather than what I DO know.

I am trying to change the balance of those thoughts, this year.

It’s only fair, people!

It’s time for lists of (1) what I know and (2) what I don’t know.

Let’s start with the “negative” first (so I can end with the “positive”).

Here are some things I don’t know:

  1. How to get more readership for this blog post.
  2. How to get more people to come to my therapy groups.
  3. The future.

Hmmmm.  That’s an interesting list.  Now that I’ve written those three things down, I feel like commenting on them.

Okay, it’s MY blog post, so I can do whatever I want, right now!

Here are my comments on that list:

  1. I have expressed a wish to do that (get more readers for this blog), throughout this year, but I’ve been ambivalent about doing that, honestly.  If I have TOO many readers, maybe I would feel overwhelmed.  And maybe this blog isn’t good enough to have a kashmillion readers.
  2. I have expressed a wish to do that (get more members for my groups), throughout this year, but I’ve been ambivalent about doing that, honestly. If I have TOO many people in my groups, maybe I would feel overwhelmed. And maybe the groups aren’t good enough to have dozens of participants.
  3. It’s true that I don’t know the future.  I wish I could remember THAT more often.

Okay, now it’s time for a list of some things I DO know (this morning):

  1. I could deal with more readers for this blog.  While that seems like I’m predicting the future, I’m basing that on this fact: I’ve been able to deal with much more difficult things, so far in my life.
  2. I could deal with more participants in my groups.  While that seems like I’m predicting the future, I’m basing that on this fact: I’ve been able to deal with much more difficult things, so far in my life.
  3. It will be very cool, for me and other Red Sox fans, if the Red Sox win this World Series at home, because that is an event that has not happened since 1918 (which is a very long time ago).

Now that I’ve done all those lists, I have another comment on what I’ve written so far.

While I may fear that what I do — here, in the blog-o-sphere and there, in the real-life-o-sphere — isn’t good enough, on some level, I KNOW it IS.

Okay!

It’s time for me to post a few more things I know, as a set-up a photo I took yesterday.

I know:

  1. It’s getting colder around here.
  2. People want those they love to keep warm (and safe, in general).
  3. Some things that are very different from us  — out there in the real-life-o-sphere — have feelings much like we do.

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It’s time to end this post, so I can have another day where I DO know some things,  DON’T know some other things, and — in some cases — know more than I think I know.

Thanks to all of you, for reading today.

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19 thoughts on “Day 303: What I know/What I don’t know

  1. prayingforoneday

    Interesting blog…
    Things you know, against things you would like to know against things you do know…
    That about right? 😀

    x

  2. Good luck!

  3. Mark

    And as always, have an A-1 day.

    Sent from my iPhone

  4. “1.How to get more readership for this blog post.
    2.How to get more people to come to my therapy groups”

    Ann,

    if you ‘really’ want more readers I can help you (and only you! That is too anyone else that might read this comment…I only have so much time).

    just send me an email (Kennethjustice@outlook.com)

    but beware; more readers/more comments is a big undertaking.

    2. How to get more people to come to my therapy groups.

    My answer to this question depends on a couple things; your motivation, your material needs.

    If you have material needs (you need money) than that is a whole ‘nother can of worms….but if your material needs are satisfied than you can always consider offering cheap/or free sessions. A local clinic near my house offers group therapy sessions for $5 (which is practically free)….they are the ONLY place I know of that does this. To get group therapy with a licensed practitioner anywhere else near me is $75 minimum…..

    There are a lot of people that simply can’t afford to pay for group therapy but would really benefit from it. One of the reasons my coffee house table has a long line of hundreds of people who come to sit with me is that they know I have counseling degrees (and I’m currently not practicing professionally) so they come and sit with me to talk. Of course I would never charge in such a impromptu situation but I definitely get a lot of people that buy me coffee.

    • Thank you, Kenneth! I will definitely take you up on your invitation for a consult on increasing readership.

      And I also appreciate your sharing your thoughts and experience about group work. Where I work, the sessions are often covered by insurance and any out-
      of-pocket charges are pretty low. But finances are a factor in attendance. As they are in everything.

      I am grateful to have you as a reader and a writer, here in the blog-o-sphere.

  5. Hey Ann,
    Thanks for visiting my blog today! You just got yourself another reader!
    Way to go Girl 🙂 xox

  6. Oh, I also left the door open for any WP bloggers to post their link in the comments section of my posts on Spiritual Practices, if their blog has any interesting posts on breathing, meditation, physical exercise, eating well and having fun… So if any of these talk to you, don’t hesitate! xox

  7. Excellent way of responding to those limiting thoughts… I think the main thing I know right now is that I need to go to bed :-/

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