New Beginnings, Anxiety, and the Plurality of Emotions

New Beginnings, Anxiety, and the Plurality of Emotions

Last Thursday, Valerie and I packed up our little Honda and, with the dog curled up at my feet beneath the passenger seat, ventured north. Several hours and three ferry rides later, we arrived at our new home on our new island. Four friends were waiting for us in the road, holding a painted banner […]

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How to Make Your Free Time Count
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How to Make Your Free Time Count

The usual problem with time is not having enough of it. Between work, my own projects, home life, social life and various necessities, it feels as if I barely get to exercise my true passion of absolutely wasting my time. (This comedy sketch describes it perhaps a little too perfectly…) Joking aside, there’s lots of […]

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The SINGLE, GREATEST Piece of Advice for Multipotentialites
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The SINGLE, GREATEST Piece of Advice for Multipotentialites

Note from Emilie: This post is a collaboration with some of the awesome multipotentialites in the Puttytribe. I’ve been doing a lot of interviews lately to help spread the word about my new book. As you may know, interviews contain a lot of questions! I’ve gotten some great ones, most of which I feel comfortable answering. […]

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When Learning Gets Hard…is it Time to Quit?
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When Learning Gets Hard…is it Time to Quit?

Ah, learning. A multipotentialite’s delight! We love learning for its own sake and because we can always find many ways to apply any new skill or knowledge we take on. Rapid learning is a multipotentialite super power, too. Sometimes we feel like infallible knowledge acquisition machines. Until we don’t. Take learning to play guitar. At […]

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What Does a Multipotentialite Look Like? | Part I
All photos © Davide Greco

What Does a Multipotentialite Look Like? | Part I

Puttylike contributor Davide Greco photographs multipotentialites in their many habitats and interviews them about their many passions. This week, we’re featuring some first images from his To Be or…To Be? project, accompanied by his fabulous subjects’ own words (translated from Italian, of course!). I admire the contrasting ways in which these women have conceptualized their […]

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“Like many people, I hate talking about money.”

“Like many people, I hate talking about money.”

And, honestly, I’m not a big fan of thinking about it, either. Of course, I don’t mind having it, or spending it… which means I have an avoidance problem. I don’t much value money for it’s own sake, but I do require it, in order to spend it, in order to live. I find it […]

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Well, I’m Walking on Air…

Well, I’m Walking on Air…

Hey multipotentialite friends, What a wild week it’s been! Not only did How to Be Everything hit the shelves across North America, but the other day, Valerie and I finalized the sale on an adorable cabin we’ve been working on buying. Our first stab at home ownership! (For future reference, launching a book and buying […]

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It’s #HowToBeEverything Week!

It’s #HowToBeEverything Week!

Hi multipotentialite friends! I received the sweetest email last night from a clerk at a bookstore in Canada who had randomly picked up my book and found himself (in his words) enthralled. It was the best note to receive after a long day’s drive from BC to Portland for my book launch at Powells Bookstore. Especially since […]

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