Emilie here, coming to you from North Queensland, Australia, where my wife, Valerie, and I are on honeymoon!!!!
I was/am planning on taking this week off by totally disconnecting, but I just had this urge to check in with you guys…
The past couple weeks have felt like a culmination of so much: planning the wedding, preparing my keynote for Problogger, writing my book, finally getting here and knowing we’ll be moving into Fall when we get home… Now that we’re taking a breath in the tropics, though, I’ve found myself thinking about how it’s really only the beginning.
Beginnings are exciting. Beginnings are scary.
Six years ago, I committed to my multipotentiality — It was time to stop beating myself up for being “flaky,” time to stop fighting my multifaceted nature. I resolved to integrate my many passions into my life! I was going to make it work, this being totally who I am.
I’m happy and lucky to have come so far from that beginning, but that moment laid the foundation for the rest of my life. I will never forget that.
Like everyone’s, my life has included many beginnings that didn’t go anywhere. Some of those have been incredibly painful and disappointing. Some have felt like natural transitions. And some have been, frankly, a huge relief.
When Valerie and I met, we were both about ready to give up on dating for a while, and focus on other parts of our lives. But each of us decided, in our own way, to take one last chance on the other.
Some beginnings turn out to be dead ends and some beginnings change everything.
I’m going to keep this short because I need to go swim on the beach! I’m including some wedding photos, in case you’re interested. Love you guys. Never stop beginning.
Photos by jBarclay Photography.
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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 carpenter. Learn more about Emilie here.