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Inspiring Women Series: Heather Thorkelson

Heather is one of those women who I truly find inspiring from her location independent business to the life that she lives as a result of it. She is currently on an exhibition to Antarctica! I hope you find something inspiring to take away from her interview. Name, occupation, blog/website: Heather Thorkelson, Location Independent Small…

i am multi-passionate

I watched the red wine swish around my glass while I talked passionately with Mister about my new idea for my business. I was smiling and talking excitedly that I could hardly sit still. Hence why my wine was swishing around in my glass. He sat there, listening, but I knew that look on his…

  • Lynn ClarkJanuary 31, 2012 - 6:40 PM

    This is sage advice. And I love the term multi-passionate. I have been, always. Right now, as I plan my exit strategy from my day job to segue full time in to my photography business, I’ve felt a little panicked to only have the photography feeding me. But then I remembered that 18 months ago, when I first formed my business, I said I’d love to have time to write again–really write, and not for money. I could let my creative passion for fiction and poetry fuel my creative passion for telling stories visually.

    And, I just remembered a sexy little plan I have for incorporating it into my boudoir business–merging a secret occupation I had a few years ago.

    My life is going to change, I’m losing a stead and lucrative paycheck, and I’m as terrified as I am excited.

    I can always find another day job. What’s the worst that can happen–or the best.ReplyCancel

  • Jenn BestFebruary 1, 2012 - 6:48 PM

    Oh, me too – all over the map with ideas. Thanks for sharing your tips beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer HejnaFebruary 2, 2012 - 10:50 AM

    Great tips Lesley – I never leave the house without my moleskine. Sometimes I have the impression these are not my ideas but the ideas the moleskine comes up with.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy EmpeyFebruary 3, 2012 - 4:43 AM

    Beautiful post Lesley! I too believe I am as you say…multi-passionate. I need to get me some journals. I find I write a lot of post it notes, and pages of notebooks.ReplyCancel

  • SusieLeeFebruary 3, 2012 - 6:25 PM

    Thanks for the ideas. I am the same way. I need to be more diligent about writing stuff down. Ideas come to me and I get all excited and then days later I can’t remember what they were and I am disappointed.
    Great post.ReplyCancel

  • robynFebruary 13, 2012 - 8:03 PM

    oh, darling, we are so alike (but we already knew that… and our love’s are so alike as well!)
    just catching up on your recent posts and anticipating our conversation tomorrow — i cannot wait to ‘see’ you!

  • Vane D. LopezJuly 7, 2013 - 1:21 PM

    Great Advice! I’ve struggled with being multi-passionate but it’s nice to know there’s others like me. I like when you mention not too mention or act upon our idea. I still have trouble with this because I tend to get overexcited about my different passions and I want to share it with the world yet I get discouraged when I’m not able to follow through right away or I don’t get a positive reaction from others. Many of my passions include music, poetry, playing piano, writing, blogging, Health and weightloss, Autism Awareness,and I am in the proccess of writing some fiction novels. Well, it all started with one novel idea then I have been getting more ideas so it’s become more difficult to focus on the first one. Sometimes I think being multipassionate is a curse then other times I see it as a blessing to have so much passion. I just need some organization and some more time. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel