Embrace Your Multipotentialities


When my friends and family ask what I do, I don’t know where to start.

In the last 7 years,  (4 years at Purdue, 2 years at DePaul, 1 year at University of Michigan), I have considered all of the following as potential careers. Some completely serious, some completely off the wall, but they were considered none the less … don’t judge me.

  • 3D Animator
  • Web Designer
  • Graphic Artist
  • VFX Artist
  • Digital Painter
  • Texture Artist
  • CAD Technician
  • Photographer
  • Photo Editor
  • Wedding Photographer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Teacher
  • Singer
  • Sound Recordist
  • Video Editor
  • Director
  • Production Sound Mixer
  • Foley Artist
  • Sound Effects Editor
  • Music Producer
  • Script Supervisor
  • Film Producer
  • Post Production Supervisor
  • Studio Owner
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Bartender
  • Yoga Instructor/Health Consultant for Creatives
  • Equipment Lender
  • Documentarian
  • Freelance Artist
  • Jewelry Maker
  • Travel Blogger
  • Caretaker
  • Dog Walker
  • Transcriptionist
  • Media Restoration Specialist
  • Audio Visual Technician
  • Event Planner
  • Venue Manager
  • Media Asset Organizer
  • Audio book producer/recorder
  • Voiceover Artist
  • Experiential Marketing Specialist
  • Instructional Designer
  • Online Educator
  • Museum Technician
  •  Video Studio Manager
  • Theater/Live Event Audio Engineer
  • AV Sales Representative
  • Audio Visual Designer

And I bet you that’s not all….

This truth is, I start doing a lot of things. But I have a hard time sticking to just one thing.

Do I have to pick just one thing?

Currently, I am not an expert on any one thing but I love to learn about many things. I bounce back and forth between interests. Staying focused on one thing is difficult for me. What I have discovered is this….

I am multipotentialite.

“A multipotentialite is someone with many interests and creative pursuits.” – Emilie Wapnick

Multipotentialites have no “one true calling” the way specialists do. Being a multipotentialite is our destiny. We have many paths and we pursue all of them, either sequentially or simultaneously (or both).

If you are totally relating to my “too many interests” struggle, check out http://puttylike.com/ to learn more about this lifestyle! Emilie and the whole putty like community are great and full of tips for success in the workplace … and in life … as we renaissance people strive for growth and understanding.

Please enjoy this TED Talk where I was inspired by this idea!

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Well, I still don’t know yet, but I’m going to try a few things out and learn as much as I can! I hope to combine my interests and find my perfect job.

I WILL become the ultimate me.


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