Last week (or was it the week before?) I blogged about changing motivations, and how I am working through it. Well, I’m still working through it, which is only to be expected.
I’ve been thinking about the things that drive me, the things that excite me, and the things that had drawn me to previous endeavours. As I scroll through Instagram, I’m noticing things that trigger an ‘all lit up’ feeling (I have no idea how else to describe this, sorry!). As I’m writing this, I realise that I went through this exact exercise before I started writing for publication 🙂
This week I’ve been at the dayjob helping with renovations, which was a wonderful way to be productive and give myself a chance to think. I downloaded a bunch of CourageMaker podcasts on multipotenitality, and was particularly struck by the Magpie Maker, who has taken her love of making and ‘magpie brain’ to build her career on. I’ve often felt like the only way I can have a decent career is to hone in on one little niche and just do that one thing, forever and ever and ever (this does not appeal to me in the slightest).
While I’ve read / listened to pieces about multipotentiality before, it wasn’t until hearing the Magpie Maker talk about it that it really felt like something worthy to me, and valuable in the real world. I’m incredibly grateful for this.
I’m really happy with Blue Mushroom Books, and see it as a way to a) share my love of New Zealand, especially in terms of our unique and beautiful natural environment, and b) support fellow New Zealand creatives. It’s now my turn to make something I’m -really happy with that is for me – being creative, inspiring others, teaching, trying new things, and practicing mindfulness.
Please bear with me as I figure out what this new thing is going to look like, and how it will serve both myself, and others. Also wish me luck! ❤