When it comes to college majors, careers, and adulting, the usual advice is to “just choose one.” One career. One path. One decision.
But what if you can’t be only one? Maybe sociology excites you as much as botany. Or perhaps you want to start a business and become a firefighter in the process. Or you might have this burning passion to expand your English degree beyond education.
The good news: following your heart’s (many) desires is possible!
Growing up, I struggled to figure out what I wanted to do. I wanted to go into writing, dancing, and education. (Bonus: At certain times of my life, I also wanted to be a nurse or a psychologist. Go figure.)
Since I couldn’t be one without the rest, I forged my own path. But as expected, few people identified themselves the same way I did — as a multipassionate. The available research was minimal, the term almost unknown.
So let’s start by talking about what it means to be multipassionate. [Read more…]