Everything Conference Early Bird Tickets Are On Sale Today!

Everything Conference Early Bird Tickets Are On Sale Today!

Hi multipotentialites friends, I’m jumping up and down with excitement over here becaaaaause… Early bird tickets for Everything Conference are officially on sale!! WOO!!!! Just a heads up that we only have 40 early bird tickets available and we’re expecting them to go fast. So, if you’re hoping to join us in Portland next fall, […]

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Don’t let anyone shame you for having a day job.

Don’t let anyone shame you for having a day job.

From my early- to mid-twenties I was a full-time technical writer who had big dreams of becoming a full-time freelance or creative writer someday. And I looked at my technical job as an asset, not a roadblock, to that dream. My plan was to freelance in my spare time, then save enough money until I […]

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How to Have Fun With Your Specialist Partner (Yes, It’s Possible)

How to Have Fun With Your Specialist Partner (Yes, It’s Possible)

My partner has known what he wanted to do with his life since he was in sixth grade. He entered college with a very specific career in mind, revolving around the thing he loves most: video games. A few years later he was working in the industry in a very prestigious role. Although his day […]

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How to Change Your Life with One Small Move

How to Change Your Life with One Small Move

Recently, the principles of Feng Shui—an ancient Chinese art which advocates a system of placement within a space to harmonize various energies—became incredibly important to me. (By sheer coincidence, there was an unpleasant job I didn’t want to do, and spending the afternoon rearranging my office seemed preferable.) After some time browsing Feng Shui websites, […]

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Hey, Guess What? We’re Organizing a Multipotentialite Conference in 2019!

Hey, Guess What? We’re Organizing a Multipotentialite Conference in 2019!

For years people have asked me if I’ve ever thought about organizing a conference for multipotentialites. “Yeah, I know. That would be awesome… Maybe someday…” Was usually my response. It just sounded like so much work, and I always had other things I was working on. But when Vanessa Tharp, a puttypeep in our community, […]

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The Year of Getting Messy, and Four Things I Learned in the Sandbox

The Year of Getting Messy, and Four Things I Learned in the Sandbox

“Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy.”   Gandhi didn’t say that; neither did Oprah. Tim Ferriss? Close, but nope. One of my all-time favorite role models, Ms. Frizzle, was an eccentric 4th-grade science teacher at Walkerville Elementary School. She drove her students around on a Magic School Bus, where they would sometimes travel back […]

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The Infamous (Anti-)Goal-Setting Post of 2019
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The Infamous (Anti-)Goal-Setting Post of 2019

Hi friends! For several years now, I’ve published an annual “looking ahead at the new year” post here on Puttylike. I started calling it an anti-goal-setting post because, as time goes by, I find the traditional notion of “goals” less and less appealing and helpful for me. Instead of having specific, measurable, well-defined goals, I […]

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So, You’re a Multipotentialite. Here’s How to Break It To Your Specialist Family.
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So, You’re a Multipotentialite. Here’s How to Break It To Your Specialist Family.

When I was a kid and I heard Margaret Cho complain about her strict, Asian parents, I was bowled over. It was so relatable, and there weren’t many other Asians in the small Texas town I grew up in, so I had no idea this was a shared experience. Generalizations be damned, Margaret spoke the […]

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