My name is Emily and I’m a multipotenialite.

 

I came across this brilliant TED Talk about why some people don’t have one true calling, and it has literally changed how I view my life.

I feel like I finally understand why I operate the way I do.

Why I bounce from one interest to the next.
Why I feel like the Jack Of All Trades But Master Of None.
Why I perpetually struggle with the question of what my true calling or purpose is here on this earth.

I’m simply wired differently.

I’m a multipotentialite; a person with many interests and creative pursuits.

That six-syllable word has provided me with an invaluable framework for understanding my life’s trajectory. It has pushed out those voices in my head telling me that I’m flaky, scattered, or somehow less of a person because I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.

It has also helped me to see that the there is absolutely nothing wrong with the fact that I am interested in and versed in a lot of different things.

I am driven, full of determination and ambition.
I am well educated and self-taught.
I love to be creative.
I am passionate about supporting women.
I know, without question, that I am meant to help people.

I feel a deep burning need to leave an indelible mark on this world.

I have no idea what skills, intersections, or pursuits will allow me to do that, and that’s okay. I’ll just keep following my curiosity and go down the rabbit hole of my interests until I get there.

What about you?ย Did Emilie’s talk resonate with you? Did you have any AHA moments, or was this topic something you’ve been exposed to before?

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Emily Levenson is a meditation encourager, mama, and Pittsburgh enthusiast. She recently launched a podcast called Nourish + Flourish and is a co-pilot at Propelle.

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