For years, I have played with the idea of creating a blog. The experts always say to pick a niche and write about it. But I’ve never been able to pick a niche. Why? I have too many interests!! Within the past few years, I’ve discovered that I’m a multipotentialite. Multipotentialites are people who have in-depth interests in many things. Growing up, in school they are often called: know-it-alls or smarty pants (and yes, I’m hinting at my age!) But more traditionally, they are known as polymaths or renaissance people. Leonardo da Vinci is a famous polymath as is Benjamin Franklin, Isaac Newton, and Thomas Jefferson. There are rumors in my family that we are related to Benjamin Franklin, so who knows, maybe his creative genes got passed down to me.
I’ve decided to embrace my polymath tendencies and write this little blog. Some posts you may connect with and some you might think are quite strange, but I hope all of them are informative and stretch your mind a bit (and maybe your waistband!) Here are the topics I’m thinking of:
Eating: I love to bake and lately I’ve been experimenting with keto baking. I cook too, but sugar is my downfall. I have found that I’ve become a stress eater. This is something that has developed over time, so now it’s become my challenge to tackle. I have read mounds of books on health, nutrition, and the “best” diets for people. I’ll share some of what I’ve learned from those books and I hope to create a few “how-to” videos to share some of my favorite recipes.
Outdoors: I actually have a couple of degrees in the outdoors, specifically earth science and geology. I love exploring the natural world. One of my favorite things to do is dino hunting. I’d love to find a whole dinosaur fossil someday! I also tinker around a bit with small space gardening to grow a few veggies and herbs. This can be quite a challenge because I live in a subtropical area where there is a constant fight with jungle vines and bugs for the food I’m trying to grow. I’m hoping someday to win the battle enough to have a full salad from my own garden. The biggest benefit of connecting with the outdoors is that it helps mind, body, and spirit. Being around nature is a natural pick-me-up!
Inspiration: I enjoy inspiring people and helping them achieve their goals. Helping people find purpose in their life is part of my professional background as a therapist. I’ve seen many positive changes occur when people make the decision that they are ready to move towards a more positive life. Motivating others also helps motivate me! Just like everyone else, I can get down when life becomes stressful and I need to find my own motivation to keep moving forward step by step.
Lifestyle: While I’m no fantastic artist, I am inspired by viewing art and design. I’ve even found that I actually need it in some form in my life. I feel more calm if I have colors, wall hangings and objects that have soothing designs. I do play with some basics of craft and will share these with you once in a while.
Travel: I’ve been lucky enough to have traveled across the United States, most of it camping in a pop-up trailer. I’ve also had the privilege of visiting Canada, Mexico, Belize, England, and France. I think that everyone should try traveling outside of their normal living range. Meet new people who don’t look like you, sound like you, or act like you. Eat different foods and listen to new thoughts. Travel expands the mind and soul.
I will be reading all of the comments. Let me know what you’d like to see more of!