From Emilie Wapnick’s book, “How To Be Everything“:

What do you want to be when you grow up?

It’s a familiar question we’re all asked as kids.  While seemingly harmless, it has unintended consequences.  It can make you feel like you need to choose one job, one passion, one thing to be about.  Guess what?  You don’t.

Having a lot of different interests, projects, and curiosities doesn’t make you a “jack-of-all-trades, master of none.”  Your endless curiosity doesn’t mean you are broken or flaky. What you are is a multipotentialite:  someone with many interests and creative pursuits. And that is actually your biggest strength.

Not fitting neatly into a box can be a beautiful thing.

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