I’ll be honest. I feel very disconnected from you. I feel like we haven’t talked in weeks. I mean, you’ve heard from me– plenty. Sales tend to have that effect. I’ve also heard from many of you, which I always enjoy. But I feel like so much has been going on in my life that I’ve hardly had a chance to process, let alone share. And I miss sharing.
Before I go on, let me just say that the Multi-Passionate Must-Haves sale last week was a tremendous success. We raised $6,760 for breast cancer research and I feel very proud of the value that we were able to provide to the multipod community. Thanks to everyone who picked it up, to the authors who contributed their products and to my partner in
crime fun, Michelle!
But the sale was the backdrop for a lot of other stuff, too. For one, there is a ton of drama in my apartment building right now. More dog attacks, evictions, angry tenants, useless landlord, everyone talking about it constantly. It’s been source of inescapable stress. Well, that’s not entirely true. Grendel and I have escaped to the beach a few times. It’s bad though, and I am very much looking forward to leaving Chicago for the summer in about a week.
I’ve also been writing and recording this year’s album-in-a-month with my band-mate, Rena. We are finishing up the vocal and violin tracks right now (here’s a sneak peak) and the whole project will be wrapping up on Tuesday. I’ve been continuing to write my book, too. Yeesh, so much.
I have a massive new long term goal that I’m not ready to share yet. All I’ll say is that it involves a major shift in lifestyle (think less concrete and skyscrapers, more mountains and streams) and it will take me a very long time to prepare for.
But buuuuut, despite everything, I am very happy with how I’ve been handling the stress of this month. I’ve managed to maintain my meditation practice, I’ve been going to yoga once a week, biking and getting outside. Most importantly, I’ve developed a stronger sense of awareness regarding my emotional state, how technology and other factors may be affecting it, and doing things to change it. I think it’s very important for multipotentialites in particular to learn to deal with stress and learn how to SIMPLIFY and disconnect. In future blog posts, I’ll be writing more about what I’ve learned in this area.
What else have I been up to? Oh I got an A in my chemistry class. You know, just in case my multipotentiality was in question. ;)
What have you been up to this past month? This may sound silly, but I really miss you guys! Sharing love-fest in the blog comments?! Who’s in?
Emilie Wapnick is the Founder and Creative Director at Puttylike, where she helps multipotentialites integrate ALL of their interests into their lives. Unable to settle on one path herself, Emilie studied music, art, film production and law, graduating from the Law Faculty at McGill University. She is an occasional rock star, a paleo-friendly eater and a wannabe scientist. Learn more about Emilie here.