Hey — I’m Anita. I’ll make an assumption that since you’re on this page, you want to know a little about me. So, here it goes…
A little bit about me :o)
I’m 40 going on 20… alright, maybe 25 (if you trust those biological age estimates). Female. Lived in 6 countries to date. Married – very happily, to a lovely man :o).
We had 2 lovely kitties, now down to just one as Bitchy passed away a few months ago :o(. The one that “went” used to think she’s a dog (although she’d not tried to bark). The other’s a bit of a chicken. A seagull actually (I swear if you closed your eyes while she meowed, you’d think you’re by the seaside)…
Here’s where I don’t know how much more info to put in. How much is too much, right?
I’m a generalist/a multipassionite by nature. But it took me a long time, and a lot of self judgement to come to terms with the term.
Because I, like many other people, grew up surrounded by the status quo — telling me that I had to find ONE thing I’m good at, and become excellent at it. And then spend the rest of my life doing that ONE THING.
Every. Single. Day…
I guess that’s where the resistance and claustrophobia set in. An intense internal panic signalled that my gut instinct wasn’t quite agreeing with all of this… status quo malarkey.
You see, I like to learn new things. I like to explore how they work.
I like to put concepts together that no-one considered putting together before. I like to walk in, research the problem, explore the possible solutions, pick one, then BOOM! Just get things done!
I get bored easily. I like change. I like variety. I like to evolve and keep moving (the “Lived in 6 countries to date” part should have given that away).
So you see how the “find one thing and do it for the rest of your life” advice created a lot of conflict in me…
So through a lot of soul searching. Reading, experimenting, occasional tear-filled breakdowns, and listening to some VERY smart and compassionate people, I’m now proud of being a GENERALIST! (we’re a rare breed it turns out :o)
It also turns out – being a generalist is my one SUPERHERO power! Who’d have thought…
The moment I FELT that, it was like I was freed.
And thanks to me being interested in so many aspects of life and business, I’m also very good at “eating an elephant” (figuratively speaking of course… uhm, unless it was made of cake! In which case, I’m quite capable of literally doing the deed too…).
When presented with a challenge, I can look at the big picture and instead of getting overwhelmed, I can see the next steps required to make things happen.
And that’s all you need to get going with anything in life — just the next step.
Anyhooo — enough about me. And speaking of the next step, let’s make it.
Here’s how my generalism can be of use to you, and or perhaps, a friend or family member you feel might need that assistance.
Be happy. Be you.
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