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Career

Embrace Your Multipotentialities

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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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music

Leave Out All The Rest – A Cover of Tribute

Thank you for your talent, Chester. May you rest in peace. You certainly have reasons to be missed.

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Daily Post Poetry

Grasp It and Grow

I crave purpose and direction.
Bring me to life.
What is it worth?
Who am I?
Without my skin of the earth.
 
A composition of support.
The soil runs deep.
You’ll grasp it and grow.
Have patience and passion.
When you find it you’ll know.

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Inspiration Journaling Lists

Start Bucket Listing Today!

As a blogger you quickly become a list maker…if you weren’t already one. I’ve always been a collector, a compiler, a gatherer.

Today I’ve created a list of bucket lists. Yes, that’s right. A list of lists.

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Everyone has that never-ending to-do list of things they want to try, places they want to go, things they want to learn. And now I dare you to rally those ideas and thoughts. Corral the to-dos and to-don’ts. Lay it all on the table. And make your list(s).

It can be a….

  • Standard Life Bucket List (Include it all!)
  • University Pride Bucket List
  • Travel Bucket List
  • 30 things by 30 years old Bucket List
  • Season Specific Bucket List
  • This Month Bucket List
  • Sporting Event Bucket List
  • City Specific Bucket List
  • Country Specific Bucket List
  • Skills/Knowledge Bucket List
  • Must See in Concert Bucket List
  • Books to Read Bucket List
  • Movies to See Bucket List

The list of lists can go on and on!

Becoming ultimate is about doing. It’s about giving, learning, growing, and just plain living. Take hold of opportunities and run with them. Clench your fists and say yes to a challenge! I recommend the “Life Bucket List” to all. The “big list,” the “ultimate list.” This includes everything, but particularly your long term goals.

The rest of the lists include short term, very achievable goals. Perhaps one you can accomplish this week, or today! The short term items will act as stepping stones or benchmarks to your long term items. If you achieve everything on your “this month” list think of how much progress you’re making on the big list!

Of course, if you’re anything like me this list will keep growing as you experience new things. But you’ll only become that much more interesting.

Below are some possible list making tools and bucket list examples:

For the digital note taker, evernote.com – or any standard note app.

For the Journal Junkie, My Ultimate Bucket List Journal – a journal made specifically for Bucket Lists…there’s quite a few out there.

For the Creative Journal Junkie, http://bulletjournal.com/ – Explore the amazing world of bullet journaling to make your lists with organization and a little pizazz!

For the social goal setter, www.bucketlist.org/ – a website to create your list, get ideas from others and communicate with other bucket listers.

For the quiz taker and challenge starter, http://www.listchallenges.com/ –  tons of pre-made lists to inspire your own and see where you stand today.

To spark your interests, https://personalexcellence.co/blog/bucket-list/

More examples, https://daringtolivefully.com/bucket-list-ideas

For the millennial woman, http://bucketlistbombshells.com/ – An inspiration.

For everyone, my personal favorite bucket lister, http://bucketlistjourney.net/my-bucket-list/ – She’s amazing.

Make your list and try to check one thing off by the end of the week! It can be simple! But make it about something YOU want to do. We’re not talking about chores or errands! Do something for yourself.

Please share!! I will do the same.

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Creativity and Art DIY

Pizza Boxes, Old Magazines, and Some Hemp Cord

Pizza Boxes, Old Magazines, and Some Hemp Cord

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About 4 years ago I made this magazine collage. I actually made the box too!! It’s amazing what you can do with a couple of pizza boxes, old magazines, and some hemp cord.

This was my final project for a design class I had at Purdue. It houses all of the other projects I did throughout the class and acts as a “Portfolio Box.”

The other five sides are also covered in inspirational magazine cut outs but this is the one that is in the best shape… and is my favorite.

The only thing it’s missing is a protective coat. I’ve considered Mod Podge but haven’t gotten around to trying it. I would hate to throw it away because it took FOREVER.

If any one has experience with this type of work or any sealer or protectant, please let me know!!

Keep Creating! And don’t forget to share!

 

     

 

 

 

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