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Multipotentialites Can’t Settle On Just One Passion, and That’s Okay


A few days ago, I posted here about my inability to settle into one passion in life. There’s a name for that. It’s called a multipotentialite. It’s something I’d never heard of until a couple of years ago when I was scrolling through Ted.com and came across this video by Emilie Wapnick.

For those of you who understand the struggle of not having one true calling, you can just imagine how the title jumped out at me.

I know that there’s a few of you out there based on the responses I got in my comment section after that other post. I imagine that for every person I heard from, there were others silently nodding their heads.

And because I want to use this blog to enrich not only my life, but my reader’s lives, I thought I’d share some useful information to help my fellow multipotentialites out there sort through their conundrum. None of this stuff is affiliated because I don’t yet have my shit together enough for that.

Speaking of getting my shit together, you should all check out an awesome blogger (I want to call her new, but her number of followers is shooting up faster than weeds after a heavy rain) DGGYST. It stands for Damn Girl, Get Your Shit Together. She’s hilarious and she means it. You’re welcome.

Back to the issue at hand.

Emilie Wapnick is the creator of Puttylike.com, a place where multipotentialites like myself can go to find hundreds of articles and a supportive tribe of others like ourselves.

Btw, am I the only one who’s fed up with the word tribe? It’s all anyone says anymore, including me now apparently.

iwannabealady.com puttylike about page If you are a multipotentialite and are looking for help figuring out how to manage and follow your numerous passions


If this description sounds anything like you, or if you’re just a curious cat, I suggest heading over to her site and falling down a rabbit hole of useful and encouraging information on flourishing as a multipotentialite.

If you’re more of the book sort, she’s got that covered as well. Obviously, she’s a multipotentialite who’s got her shit together.

WAPNICK_HowToBeEverything multipotentialite reading iwannabealady.com puttylike about page If you are a multipotentialite and are looking for help figuring out how to manage and follow your numerous passions

How To Be Everything by Emilie Wapnick.

I know it’s not easy out there being an adult who still doesn’t know what you want to be when you grow up. I hope that you find this post helpful. And if you know anyone who might benefit from some good reading and direction on this topic, please share the link to this post.

I believe that spreading the message about multipotentiality is critical for helping many people, including younger ones like teenagers who are being asked on a regular basis by teachers, guidance counselors, family and friends what they want to be. It can foster confidence, understanding, and give words to what many of us feel but cannot express.

Personally, I’m tired of sounding like an absolute flake to the rest of the world.

As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic. Have you heard of the term multipotentialite before? Do you have obsessive phases? Do you find it torturous to choose what you want to dedicate your time to?












20 thoughts on “Multipotentialites Can’t Settle On Just One Passion, and That’s Okay

  1. Thank you so much for the shout out. You’re such a beautiful person, I know I must be doing something right if you are in my corner. This post spoke to my soul and is genuinely the most inspiring, refreshing, thing I have read all year. As soon as I close this window I am ordering that book off of your link. I I have two blogs, three books I am writing, I run my own salsa and swing dance studio, I am a seamstress and opening up an online store, and through all that ,I struggle with not feeling like a badass, but a flake. I LOVE THIS POST, thank you thank you thank you

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    1. You’re so welcome! I did a little cheer when I read how happy you were to see this post. It sounds like you can use it with all of the things you’ve got going on. Too bad we don’t live close. I love dancing! I’m writing multiple books as well. You’re a badass, don’t you worry. We’ll remind you if you forget. I can’t wait to see what you’ve got up your ample sleeves. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. This is a terrific post. And this, by the way, is the story of my life! Don’t worry, you don’t sound like a flake to me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Figuring out how to embrace our nature, rather than work against ourselves, is probably key to creating a life around multiple passions. Thank you for posting about this!

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  3. This is so interesting! Thank you for sharing and for pointing toward some resources. I did the quiz on Emilie Wapnick’s site, and I’m a “Simultaneous Multipotentialite” because I like to do everything all at once… which is 100% true and why I’m loving blogging! Thanks again for this post. ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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  4. Omg I love your blog, and this post, and your shout out for DG! You’re putting words (for the first time, for me) to how I’ve been increasingly feeling since turning 30 last year. I’ve always had to hustle to support myself (lots of student loans, no generational wealth like some of my friends had growing up, etc.) and am a social worker who’s passionate about my job, so it was easy to try and tell myself to pick one thing, keep my head down, work hard and stay dedicated, and that’s how life is supposed to be lived. But lately I have tried to make more space in my life for being creative, being okay with trying new things even if I’m bad at them, and of course, blogging! This post is so affirming. Thanks for sharing it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Ugh, we’ve all been sold the same story and it’s so confining. You’re doing such a great thing by deciding to invest more time in yourself and your interests. I find it crazy hard to choose one thing, but I think with the right support, we can find a different type of life that suits us better than the hyped up keep your head down one. Thank you so much for commenting. I’m so glad to hear that you’re enjoying the blog! I’m excited for you and your new perspective ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. Iโ€™m reading this book now and LOVING IT!!! Iโ€™m a clinical social worker with three degrees who does NOT know what she wants to be when she grows up!!! (Iโ€™m almost 40. WTF) I dabble in many areasโ€ฆ am interested in lots of stuffโ€ฆ but โ€œpassionโ€ seems to be a strong word? Good luck in your journey! Iโ€™m looking forward to following along. Feel free to tag along my path too!


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    1. Hey Amanda! It’s great to hear you’re loving the book. You definitely sound a lot like me, all over the place, lol. I’m passionate about a couple of things and interested in 500. You think they’ll ever invite us to career day? ๐Ÿ˜… I’ll be checking you out as soon as all this storm business settles down. Thanks for commenting and coming along on the journey.


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