Posts Tagged with "fitting in"

“I saw it as the one defining principle of my life that kept me from achieving greatness”

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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“I saw it as the one defining principle of my life that kept me from achieving greatness”

I occasionally receive an email that I think would be helpful to share with the community. I’m honestly a little nervous about sharing this one because, well, Mike says some really nice things about my work, and I don’t want this to come across as me posting a testimonial or bragging… I’m, of course, super appreciative for his kind words. […]

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What Does a “Real” Multipotentialite Look Like?

Monday, November 23, 2015

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What Does a “Real” Multipotentialite Look Like?

I’m going to present two competing narratives about multipotentialites and reality. And then we’re going to figure out why they’re both wrong. Narrative One: The “Real World” Won’t Let Us Be Ourselves. We’re Doomed! We Have To Get a Job Instead. One of my favourite things about the multipotentialite community is seeing the fascinating projects everyone […]

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Why It’s Good To Be A Multipotentialite

Monday, March 23, 2015

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Why It’s Good To Be A Multipotentialite

Many of us found Puttylike after struggling for years with our multipotentiality, though back then we didn’t know that’s what it was called. We just knew that society wanted us to stick to one path but that, no matter how hard we tried, we could never quite do that. At first being a scanner seems […]

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Doing Your Own Thing Takes Courage

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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Doing Your Own Thing Takes Courage

You know that moment when you feel like you’re on the brink of a big change? You had sensed it lurking inside, for weeks or even months. When it finally reaches your consciousness, you are ready for it, practically bursting at the seems to get moving in a new direction. But you’re also NOT ready […]

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Socializing as an Introvert

Monday, July 21, 2014

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Socializing as an Introvert

My mom likes to tell this story about me as a child. I don’t much remember the day in question, but I have no doubt that it happened, as it is a perfect representation of an aspect of my character that I know well. I was five years old. My mother and I were at […]

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Are Your Friendships as Varied as Your Interests?

Monday, November 26, 2012

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Are Your Friendships as Varied as Your Interests?

As a multipotentialite, the whole “fitting in” thing can be a little tricky, not just in regard to career, but in your social life as well. A few months ago, I was hanging out with a friend. We were sitting on her front lawn chatting, and she started telling me about how she felt like […]

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My New Obsession, and Why We Crave Community and Movements

Thursday, April 26, 2012

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My New Obsession, and Why We Crave Community and Movements

I’ve officially gone coo coo about the Paleo lifestyle. In the last week, I’ve absorbed heaps of information about the movement: books, blogs, podcasts (shout out to Angelo Coppola at Latest in Paleo which is fantastic), everything I could get my hands on. I’ve joined a CSA, tried a whole bunch of new, delicious Primal […]

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Fell in Love with a Girl…

Thursday, August 18, 2011

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Fell in Love with a Girl…

Last week, I wrote a really personal email to the Puttytribe about my experience being bullied in elementary school. (A few people suggested that I post my story on the blog, but I kind of like giving the tribe a little something extra…) Anyway, the basic gist of my email was that I’ve noticed a […]

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