Multipotentialite: The Word That Changed My Life

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Ever feel like you have too many interests?

One minute you’re deeply invested in a project, giving it your all and then some, and then the next, you find a new project to dive into. You need to excel and then go beyond that. You are constantly in pursuit of the next big thing.

Welcome to the life of multipotentiality.

Earlier this week, another blogger sent me a video of a TED Talks about people who have more than one true calling.

At first, I was a little reluctant to watch it. (I’m one of those stubborn people that is less likely to do things when told to. Obnoxious, I know) But I decided to give it a chance. Wow, am I glad I did.

I’ve never related to something so much in my entire life.  Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling (Click it, I dare you) was a reminder that it’s okay to explore more than one passion.

There are some people who dive into one field and that’s it for them. They know they want to stick with it for the rest of their lives.

Not me though.

I love to write. I’ve loved writing since grammar school and I don’t think that’ll ever change. That doesn’t mean it’s the only thing I want to pursue.

I want to live a life of adventure. I love to travel so sure, I want to wander physically but not just that. When I say I want to live a life of adventure, I mean I want to wander into the unknown in every way possible.

I created Curiosity Island for just that reason. I want to encourage people to follow their interests, wherever they may guide them.

I’ve seen too many people stay where they are out of fear of what could be. Sometimes, it seems scarier to leave what you know than to stay where you’re unhappy. When you stay where you are, you know what to expect.

What people forget about the unknown is that it’s where all the possibility lies.

If you never explore what’s out there, how will you know what you truly care about or who you truly are for that matter?

Writing was my first passion, then came traveling. I was always curious about bartending though. So finally, I went and tried it. Now, I work at a bar every week and enjoy it more than you could imagine.

In high school, I was curious about yoga so I enrolled in a class. I’ve practiced ever since. I’m training to become an instructor this summer.

In college, I knew I wanted to do more to help others. That’s always been a passion of mine. So, I became a peer counselor. It was one of the best things I ever did. I use what I learned as a counselor every single day of my life. The experience opened my mind to so much I would have never understood before.

Letting my curiosity guide me has made me into who I am today. I aspire to continue that for the rest of my life. If it scares me, more of a reason to do it.

Now I ask you: what are you scared of? What’s it going to take for you to make that leap? 

Curiosity is life’s open ticket, hold on to it.

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Overthinking 101: How to Find Yourself When You Get Lost in Your Own Head

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So, it’s happening again. One negative thought leads to another and suddenly they’re spiraling out of control. Nights are the worst, but to be honest, your mind can go into overdrive at any time of day. You begin to wonder why your brain doesn’t come with an off-switch…

Source: Overthinking 101: How to Find Yourself When You Get Lost in Your Own Head

Mourning the Loss of Originality

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You ever get tired of reading the same quote on every form of social media? Or seeing the same picture reblogged 100 times over?

Sure, I’ll be the first one to admit I love sharing inspiration. If I’m not writing an article, I’m posting something that made me smile.

These things that I post though? They’re my own sources of inspiration. They’re not influenced by what the world around me wants to see.

I don’t feel comfortable just accepting what others like, or pretend to like. I want to constantly challenge myself to explore new possibilities, to see new perspectives. I aspire to grow into nothing less than who I truly am.

So, when I see people just recycling old ideas, old ideas that don’t even belong to them, it kills me. Each of us have such unique minds. Why not use them? Why must we constantly imitate what we see around us?

I know it’s human nature to want to belong, but where do you draw the line?

The game of make believe is a lot scarier in the real world.

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