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How Do I Know Who I Am If There’s No Word for It?

17 March 2020

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How Do I Know Who I Am If There’s No Word for It?

Have you ever looked a picture, listened to a song, or walked through a new city and felt an inexplicable sense of familiarity? When I look at a photo of my great-grandmother, for instance, I feel an instant connection, like I was the one who took the picture—even though I never met her. When I […]

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Why “Stick to What You’re Good at” is Bad Advice

10 March 2020

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Why “Stick to What You’re Good at” is Bad Advice

What happens if the thing you're known for being good at isn't the thing you're passionate about? As an adult, exploring your interests—especially the ones you "aren’t good at"—is a radical act.

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Fearful About An Event On The Horizon? Tips from an Anxious Comedian

21 January 2020

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Fearful About An Event On The Horizon? Tips from an Anxious Comedian

The first time I ever spoke in front of a large audience, I was terrified. Even the ironic comfort that the topic was “my fear of public speaking” didn’t help. My legs trembled so hard that I worried I might fall over. I could barely concentrate on what I was saying, only wondering what everybody […]

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How to Deal with Negative Critiques of Your Art

29 October 2019

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How to Deal with Negative Critiques of Your Art

Hey multipotentialite pals! Today, I want to talk about the act of putting your art out there for feedback and how both positive and negative evaluations can seriously affect your mood. Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything… Okay, I AM speaking from experience. Very recent experience, in fact, lol. As some of you […]

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Six Lessons from Writing the Book I Swore I Wouldn’t Write

22 October 2019

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Six Lessons from Writing the Book I Swore I Wouldn’t Write

“Never again.” – Neil Hughes, after writing a book After winning four Olympic gold medals, Steve Redgrave famously said that if anyone found him close to a rowing boat again, they could shoot him. Four years later, he won a fifth gold.  Let’s be real—I am not as good at writing as Steve Redgrave is […]

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How to Deal with Multipotentialite FOMO

10 September 2019

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How to Deal with Multipotentialite FOMO

A couple of years ago, I offered to co-host a baby shower for a friend. Unfortunately, something else came up and I had to go out of town for a month. The other host took over, planned it all and left me off the guest list. She knew I’d be traveling, of course, but it […]

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“The slightest reminder of paths not travelled can be agonizing”

3 September 2019

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“The slightest reminder of paths not travelled can be agonizing”

Once upon a time, my parents took me to the zoo. This day is full of memories which have stuck with me ever since—the sunshine, the excitement, the ice cream… even holding hands with my dad, watching eagerly as he unfolded the map. One of the sharpest and most vivid memories is of the dolphins. […]

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The Reluctant Multipotentialite: What to Do When You Feel Like a Master of None

27 August 2019

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The Reluctant Multipotentialite: What to Do When You Feel Like a Master of None

“Life is barely long enough to get good at one thing. Be careful what you get good at.”  Thanks, Matthew McConaughey. I was happily enjoying my Sunday night, watching an episode of True Detective with a glass of cabernet, when McConaughey’s character drops this line. And it hits a little too close to home. This […]

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