For years, I struggled with the pressure of choosing a "calling," a one-dimensional career path that society seemed to dictate. Like many of you, I’ve been given the curiosity of interests across various fields—writing, digital design, health and nutrition —and settling for just one felt like tearing pages out of a book and reading only a fragment. Then, I stumbled upon the term "multipotentialite," it was like someone had finally switched on the light.
The First Signs
Growing up, I was that kid who wanted to be a chef one day and an interior designer the next. The world was my playground, filled with endless curiosities that beckoned to be explored. While others seemed to focus on specialised interests, I found myself diving into books about crafts, science, adventure, and even cookbooks.
Facing Societal Expectations
However, childhood freedom soon gave way to societal expectations in adulthood. Everywhere I looked, people seemed to be narrowing their focus, diving deep into their chosen professions, and labelling themselves with singular identities. "I'm a lawyer," "I'm a teacher," "I'm an engineer," they would say. Amidst all this, I felt like an outsider—a Jack-of-all-trades but master of none.
The ‘Aha!’ Moment
It wasn't until I read an article about multipotentiality that I found my tribe. There were people like me—curious, passionate, and unwilling to confine themselves to a singular pursuit. Discovering this concept was a revelation. It gave me the framework to weave my diverse interests into something meaningful and uniquely mine. It was like finding a name for a phenomenon I had experienced but couldn't articulate. I wasn’t scattered or indecisive; I was a multipotentialite, a SkillWeaver.
The Rise of the SkillWeaver
Becoming aware of my multipotentialite nature led to the concept of SkillWeaving—a dynamic way to interlace multiple skills, passions, and interests into an integrated tapestry. This realisation helped me not only accept but also celebrate my diverse interests. I could be a writer who utilises technological tools to tell stories, a nutrition specialist who integrates the arts to communicate wellness, and more.
The Journey Ahead
Life as a SkillWeaver is an exhilarating journey of perpetual learning and unlearning. It’s about understanding that you don’t have to be just one thing; you can be many, all at once. It's a journey where your talents don't compete; they collaborate. Where your skills don't stifle each other, they amplify.
Discovering my multipotentialite nature was like an awakening. It empowered me to step out of societal constructs and embrace the multiplicity that has always been my authentic self. If you're tired of trying to fit into boxes, labels, or confined career paths, maybe it's time for your own awakening. Maybe it’s time for you to discover the SkillWeaver within.
SkillWeaver's Journey: A Guide to Discovering Your Multipotentiality
About the Author
Monika Baechler, a SkillWeaver, writer, artist and nutrition specialist.
I'm passionate about helping others discover their inner SkillWeaver and explore the exciting landscapes of their diverse talents.
Mona is a versatile writer with experience in both fiction and non-fiction. She deeply loves the written word and is always seeking new and exciting ways to explore the human experience through her writing.