Wow. It’s funny because growing up, whenever I was asked what I wanted to be when I got older I would list off like five different things.
Ever since I was a kid, I had love for a lot. An urge to do more. Be in more places. And make an impact in more than one way.
Even from a young age, I was made out to be crazy for liking more than one thing. I was told it was impossible to have more than one passion. I always shrugged it off. I’ve always created my own lanes and as I continue to grow older, I am noticing more and more that being multi-passionate is totally ok… and possible.
A quick lil’ story
Ok, so if you’ve been here awhile you know most of this, but keep on reading! It gets good.
From the moment I graduated high school until right now, I have started several different businesses. One being an artist collective, SLUSH. Another being a love yourself campaign. This blog. My blog was rebranded to WorthyWaves and then I started my original blog, Kayla Dene, again.
May sound crazy, but here’s why it’s not.
- Whenever I had an idea that I wanted to pursue, I pursued it. I wasn’t scared of failing. I knew what I wanted and I went after it.
- As I started each project I learned different aspects of business and gained perspective. The projects I deemed to be amazing ideas that I knew would work out for me, but not in the current moment I put on pause.
- While the projects were on pause, I continued living my life and using every experience as a learning experience for both my personal life and my career life.
- Now, I have a clear vision, more time, and I can bring everything full circle.
So while I’ve started a ton of things, I knew not all those things were meant for me. Some were, but again, not in the original moment, I started them. I placed the “meant for me, but not right now” projects on pause and that, that was scary. I found myself often getting in my head as to what people may think. I was scared people would see me as a quitter and a failer. As someone who always started things, but never finished. But, I had to replace those thoughts with “they don’t know what I’m doing. I see the long run and I know this will come back.” And right now, it’s coming back. it’s coming full circle.
Everything I’ve ever started and everything I’ve faced has brought me to this moment.
Kayla Dene’ Blogs, my original blog I started in June of 2017 is here.
WorthyWaves.Co I started in July of 2018 is here.
SLUSH I started in 2016 is here.
They are all here and now they are all connected. Now they all make sense. So, I didn’t give up. I just had to figure out how it was going to make sense and come together. I didn’t have every single thing outlined. I just saw an idea I wanted to pursue and pursued it. We all go about things differently and if this is how you do things, that’s ok.
Now, it’s your turn.
Your turn to not let what anyone else thinks get in the way of what you choose to do with your life. Your turn to create a new lane and start a movement. Your turn to do and be all the things. Your turn to live your life the way your heart desires.
Follow each of your passions
Don’t be scared to jump in
And then trust the process. Understand that everything will come full circle. Take everything as a lesson for both your personal life and your career life.
“I don’t know about you, but I’m one of those people who like a hogde podge of things. I used to live under the label of ‘Jane of All Trades, Master of None,’ but I am rebuking that in Jesus’ name! He knit me together in my sweet mam’s womb, so He is the one Who created me to be a lover of many things.”