Like many multipotentialites, I sometimes struggle to finish what I start. And when I say sometimes, I mean most times. As in always. I loved playing the piano when I was a kid but I hated taking lessons. My teacher wanted me to play Bach and Beethoven and I wanted to play Bette Midler and Billy Joel. “It’s the 1980s,” I argued, “Not the 1800s” *Rolls eyes dramatically* But no matter what piece of music I set out to master, regardless of the century it was composed, I rarely learnt it all the way to the end. Once I’d nailed the first few pages — both hands dancing across the keys in unison through the beginning and middle of the song — I was done. A few thousand dollars in piano lessons later, I could only play a handful of songs from start to finish. I wonder what the neighbours … [Read more...] about How To Finish What You Start – An Experiment
The Day The Internet DiedHave you ever wondered what would happen if the internet suddenly disappeared from your life? Can you imagine the chaos that might unfold if your entire country was cut off from the rest of the world? And not just for hours or days, but entire weeks? That’s exactly what happened to us on Sunday January 20th in the Kingdom of Tonga when the underwater fibre optic communications cable from Fiji was suddenly disconnected. Sundays in Tonga are my favourite day of the week. It’s actually illegal to work on Sundays. Tongans are devout Christians so Sundays are reserved for church and family and the only thing you’re allowed to do is kai, lotu and mohe: Eat, Pray, Sleep. I’m not religious myself, but this is probably the thing I love most about living in … [Read more...] about Life Offline: What Happens When A Country Loses Internet For 2 Weeks
Does any of this sound like you?I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up... I can’t seem to stick with anything for the long haul... I’m a Jack of all Trades, master of none... I often don’t finish the things I start... I lose interest in things I thought I would be passionate about forever... People say I have Shiny Object Syndrome, always chasing the next sparkly thing... I’m worried I’ll be on entry level wages my whole life because I change jobs and careers so often...If you’re nodding madly as you read through these statements like a bobble-headed dog on a dashboard, then congratulations! You may have a trait known as “multipotentiality”. Multipotentiality means you have the potential to do and be multiple things. We are often referred to as … [Read more...] about Are You A Multipotentialite, Scanner or Renaissance Soul?
Welcome to the Magic of Everything — a love letter to all my failures and a celebration of everything that’s wrong with me. Because for most of my life I knew there must be something seriously wrong with me. I just didn't know how to "do" life like everyone else. I’m a full-time Aussie, part-time Frenchie, and at the time of writing I spend most of the year living on a tiny off-grid island in the South Pacific. The rest of the year I wander the world slowly, following my odd-shaped nose. I've been living nomadically since 2001, moving between 40 different jobs in 13 countries and travelling through almost 50 others. All my life I’ve been restless, insatiably curious, jumping from one thing to the next. I'm a professional quitter... A girl who struggles to finish anything she … [Read more...] about Why I Don’t Have A Purpose