Blog Challenge 2017

Blog Challenge 2017

Friday, December 5, 2014

Being a Multipotentialite

For years I thought I had a short attention span since I couldn't focus on just one interest area and I got easily bored if I had to do the same thing all the time.

I have always felt pulled in a million directions at once and tend to flit from one thing to another like a butterfly who has to sample all the different flowers in the garden



As a result, I often have many unfinished projects cluttering up the house and my brain feels very scattered. Having deadlines and priorities seems to help but I still tend jump around from project to project.

It's so refreshing and a relief to find the site Puttylike by Emilie Wapnick.

I just love the whole idea of being a multipotentialite, a person who has many passions and interests and doesn't want to settle for just one.  

Throughout my life, I have had various interests of creative writing, blogging, drawing and painting, playing flute, singing in a choir, acting and set design,desktop publishing, graphic/web design, photography and scrapbooking. 

I love the articles at Emilie's site that reassure me that I don't have ADD and that it's okay to be passionate and curious about many things. It's also okay to be introverted and spend lots of time alone creating and exploring as I often thought that was a flaw as well.

To know there are others who feel the same is even more reassuring. I'm not crazy, after all! I'm an introverted multipotentialite.

I especially like this particular post by Emilie about how to manage being a multipotentialite to our best advantage and make it work for us.

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How about you? Are you a multipotenialite?

14 comments:

  1. Oh thank goodness! ☺ I've always been this way as well and was SURE I had ADD! Thanks for helping a fellow multipotentialite, Cathy

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    1. We're so misunderstood except when amongst those of our own kind, eh, Debbie?

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  2. I love that word! I will have to check out her site - thanks for the link!

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    1. We multipods have to stick together, eh, Laurel?

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  3. That's cool! I'll have to add that word to my list as I definitely am one of those: I have many passions and interests and can so relate to your story Cat. And yes, I have been diagnosed ADD though refuse medication...long story very short. ;) <3

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    1. I can see I'm not alone and many creative people are like me which is a relief.

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  4. I didn't know there was a word for it...I have the same but only for things I don't enjoy! :D Thanks for this

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    1. How does that work for stuff you don't enjoy? You try it, decide you don't like it and move onto something else? I've done that, too.

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  5. Aha! This is so wonderful! Learnt something new and I can so relate to this. Will check out Emilie's post on being multipotentialite! Thank you Cat for sharing this! :)

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    1. Thanks for your comment and reminding me it was my turn for the blitz, Shilpa.

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  6. Multipotenialite!! Awe... I liked that word. Yes, I am one. I get bored concentrating on just one thing. :D

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    1. Me, too, and I used to think I was lazy or had ADD. What a relief!

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  7. Learnt a new word today - multipotentialite! And hey, I am one too ;) Even I cant seem to stick to one particular field and have so many passions that I wantto follow :D

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    1. So many interesting things to explore that it's hard to stick with just one, eh, Swathi?

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