I'm a Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur and its OKAY!

Growing up, we're told to pick one thing that we want to do. We're forced to choose one major and one career that will dictate the rest of our lives. While some may find this an easy choice, this completely terrified me. As a kid, I tried my hand at several different activities from music to dance to tennis and swimming, but after all that time and money nothing ever seemed to stick. When I was getting ready to go to college I was unclear about the path I wanted to take and ended up applying as a nursing student. Only a few months into my freshman year of college, I knew it wasn't for me, and immediately switched majors. Fast forward to now--five and a half years post-college--I've held several jobs in a variety of different industries before launching Crafted.

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A few months ago I stumbled upon entrepreneur, Maria Forleo, and everything clicked. I was reading about her early journey, and it was almost as if I was reading about myself. Not only is she also a New Jersey native, but she experienced a similar "non-traditional" career path before launching her business and coined the term "multi-passionate entrepreneur" for people like herself who pursue several paths in life. (Finally, someone I could relate to!) Her podcasts are incredibly real, candid, and extremely helpful, and if you're reading this and think you may also be a multi-passionate entrepreneur I highly suggest you go and hop on her blog right now.

I love being able to express my creativity through my calligraphy work, am passionate about inspiring others, and am excited about helping businesses build their brand through the power of social media. Who's to tell me that I can't do it all? Through Crafted I am making it all happen, and I feel more confident knowing that I'm not the only one out there that feels this way. So for anyone out there who may feel like they are torn between several different passions in life, you are not alone. There is a way to do it all (to a reasonable extent!) and I hope that my journey helps you explore that. 

For more articles on exploring your multi-passionate nature:

- Maria Forleo

- Emilie Wapnick: Why some of don't have one true calling | TED Talk