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It took me a long time to be okay with being the kind of person who liked to try many different things. In my younger adult years, I used to get down on myself for not being able to stick to any one thing. My Gemini mind got bored easily. I was a mother to two school-aged kids when I went to Nursing school. One of the oldest students in the class (at 34) I completed my baccalaureate in nursing a year after my third child was born, and started working in psychiatry. Relational ups and downs and a few sad stories found me nursing in residential (long term/seniors) care and then burning out about 10 years into my career as a nurse. After some time off, I found a position (really, it found me) in the regulatory field, still using my residential care nursing skills doing inspections and investigations at facilities and group homes. A government job. Yup. Right exactly when I really needed it, to get back on my feet. After a number of years listening to stories of people treating our most vulnerable poorly (it was so hard for my sensitive heart), I knew it was time to move on, which I am in the process of doing as I write this. I’ve been through some tough transformational times, all of which has shaped me into who I am today. What saved me? I discovered Emilie Wapnick’s TED talk on being a “multipotentialite”. I’d died and gone to heaven. She spoke the words I needed to hear, in that I was not alone in my struggle with actually being interested in a number of different (and sometimes truly eclectically different) topics.
Honestly, I spent MOST of my adult years searching for that ONE TRUE CALLING. And I got pretty close to choosing. As soon as I thought I had it nailed down, I’d get worried that choosing meant I could never do that other thing(s) again. Or I’d never have time for those other beloved interests. Yikes! Right?!
I tried many different avenues to make my living. All were good, and not enough, and came with their own limitations. I wanted to be able to not give up anything and at the same time be able to share all of my gifts. It is possible this is not humanly possible. Cutting off a piece of me was what I imagine it would be like to lose a limb. To focus on copywriting, say, at the expense of everything else, well, that just didn’t make sense to me. So I decided to focus on one area at a time. This site is a collection of all my things. Most of them, anyway. The Hub, if you will. It’s for me, but it’s also for those other newly self-diagnosed multipotentialites. If someone struggling with finding their calling sees that I’ve got this mis-mash of everything going on, and making it work, maybe, just maybe, it will also inspire them to be completely who they are.