I love to learn new things. I enjoy watching Ted talks.. Yesterday I learned a new word. The word I learned is multipotentialite, according to Emilie Wapnick a multipotentialite is a person who has many different interests and creative pursuits in life.
I always assumed I was indecisive or just liked too many things. But it turns out there are other people similar to me in the world. I have such a wide array of interests. I love graphic design, web design, teaching, music, computers, gaming, photography, video editing, and writing just to name a few. It is hard to choose just one that would make me happy. My goal is to put as many of them together as possible into my pursuits. I hope that writing children’s books, educational software, and blogging will help me to do this. I know I was always surprised when people knew exactly what they wanted to be when they grew up. I’m approaching my late 30’s and still don’t know what I want to be.
Before I became a full-time teacher I did a lot of substituting. One thing that was great about that was that one day you could be in third grade and the next you may be teaching gym class. It never got boring and if you didn’t want to go into work that day you just didn’t answer your phone. I did love being a Reading Specialist. It did offer a lot of variety. I also loved my job as a computer repair technician. But I had many more interests to pursue. Some of them I’m still exploring.
Maybe you are similar to me and just didn’t know it was a thing. If so don’t be hard on yourself there are others out there. What interests do you have? How are you using these interests in your career? Do you easily get bored with projects? Let me know in the comments what you think about being a multipotentialite if you are one or if not how you came about your one true calling.
And if you haven’t already you can check out Emily’s Ted talk to find out more: https://www.ted.com/talks/emilie_wapnick_why_some_of_us_don_t_have_one_true_calling?language=en
she also has a website http://puttylike.com/
I have no affiliation with either but found it to be very interesting.