Posts Tagged with "fear"

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

Tuesday, September 3, 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

Tuesday, August 27, 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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Why You Should Do Something Badly Today!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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Why You Should Do Something Badly Today!

“If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.” – G. K. Chesterton Last week I was overcome with paralyzing guilt after slightly miscooking a sausage sandwich. Don’t worry—the sandwich was delicious. But even as I was putting it together, a critical internal voice was opining that the pan had been too hot, […]

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A Mid-Year Check-In from Emilie: People, Projects, and Life

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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A Mid-Year Check-In from Emilie: People, Projects, and Life

Hey guys, It’s Emilie. So, it’s been a minute since I’ve written a real article here on Puttylike. Life has been a bit of a roller coaster these last few months. I’m okay. I do miss writing to you though, so I thought I’d share an update. This has been a summer of highs and […]

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How to Tolerate Uncertainty When You’re Waiting for Feedback

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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How to Tolerate Uncertainty When You’re Waiting for Feedback

Ding. You’ve Got Mail. Later, you will think, “I really ought to turn off that notification. It’s not 1997.” But right now, other things are on your mind. Your throat is tight, your heart is thumping, and you’re nervously staring at that bold subject line which has appeared on the screen: Result of Your Application […]

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When Depression Gets in the Way of Your Multipotentiality

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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When Depression Gets in the Way of Your Multipotentiality

“Oh, great. Another story about depression.” Listen, I hear you. Depression is everywhere. It’s in our Twitter feeds, on our podcasts. Even our favorite Queens in the North are talking about it. But you know what’s worse than hearing about how everyone is depressed? Actually being depressed, week after week, month after month. Constantly forgetting […]

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12 Myths About Multipotentialites and Affirmations to Overcome Them

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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12 Myths About Multipotentialites and Affirmations to Overcome Them

Most of us multipotentialites grew up hearing lies. Okay, that’s a little dramatic. Maybe no one was intentionally lying to us. But long before any of us heard the word “multipotentialite,” we heard a lot of myths about work, worth, and identity. Here’s a myth you’ve probably heard: Everyone has one “true calling,” which (much […]

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How to Be a Newbie: Advice from the Multipotentialite Community

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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How to Be a Newbie: Advice from the Multipotentialite Community

Wow, what a month. Thank you, dear readers, for joining us on Puttylike for Newbie Month this April! It’s been incredible to explore the act of beginning with you—all the joys, excitement, and pitfalls of trying a new skill or starting a new project. Your Official Guide to Being a Newbie We published some great […]

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