I know I don’t have to say this, but we’re living in a moment.
I’ve noticed something interesting–if perhaps unsurprising–since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. A lot of folks in my life and in our community have been reviewing and reassessing their choices and trajectories. People have been thinking seriously about what they want in life, both personally and professionally. They’ve been reflecting on their values, changing course or experimenting with new projects and directions.
This makes total sense, especially because so many of us see the way we make money as intrinsic to who we are. So many people have lost the ability to work in the industry in which they’d been working. I’m thinking of my friends who are actors, performers, public speakers, event planners, etc., but folks have been laid off or lost business in almost every industry.
In addition to all the economic upset, we’re also dealing with the human realities of this situation. Many of us are filled with anxiety, stuck at home, and/or living with an ever-present sense that life is just…off right now. We tend to reflect on what matters when our lives have been upended. Even if we haven’t lost our source(s) of income, and especially if we’ve had extra time at home to think, there are many reasons we might be considering the big picture right now.
On societal level, we’re reviewing and reimagining institutions, policies and systems, and thinking about how they can be made more equitable. All of these reassessments and steps forward, from micro to macro, are happening because of groundwork laid in the “before times,” and many of them are long overdue. But there seems to be a unique kind of space for questioning now.
How are multipotentialites handling all this reimagining?
The process of reassessing priorities, pivoting to new areas and initiating projects is something we multipotentialites are very comfortable with. We tend to be okay with the discomfort of being a beginner at something, and we’re skilled at taking knowledge and experience from our past and applying it in novel ways. Most of the multipods I know absolutely love starting new things.
That’s not to say that this moment has been easy for any of us. These are super stressful times, and honestly, if you’re simply surviving right now, that’s totally understandable and okay.
But I’m thinking a lot about what multipotentialites can bring to the table in a world that’s changing so fast, and I wonder how our individual lives are morphing and pivoting right now.
So, I am curious…
Have you been reviewing different aspects of your life, either out of necessity or because your circumstances have changed? How are you moving toward what’s next?
I would love to hear about some of the realizations you’ve had and how your goals or plans for the future are evolving.
Please share your stories in the comments below. We might publish some of them in a future article, so let us know if you’d rather we not include yours.
Sending lots of love to you and your loved ones,