If you enjoy something and are good at it, is that always to the detriment of something else? Or perhaps it’s normal for some people to like and be good at a variety of different things. In this episode, Boonie and Rachel explore the art of exploration and why modern Western society seems to have a hard time when some of us refuse to choose a singular path.
- Boonie says she sometimes needs time away to get back in touch with her authenticity: “I’m not immune to the perceptions of what I should be doing to be a successful person in the eyes of other people or society.”
- Rachel talks about the courage required to be a creative person: “Art is meant to shine a light on things … and oftentimes that’s not really what the society as a whole wants to see.”
- Rachel relays some wisdom from the Judge John Hodgman podcast: “Comparison is the thief of joy.”
- Boonie reveals a secret desire to be a talk show host or a stand-up comedian(!).
- Boonie talks about how having “baby projects” (not literal babies, but literal projects) can be helpful.
- Rachel discusses how being a highly sensitive person can also sometimes lead to misunderstanding.
- Boonie describes “feeding the map” of your mind when you have many different interests.
- Rachel shares about ways to keep a sense of novelty and adventure going in what might seem like a monotonous job.
- Boonie offers advice on knowing when it’s OK to say goodbye and step away from something.
- Rachel: “Don’t let anyone else tell you what you’re supposed to do.”
- Boonie: “If someone tells me I shouldn’t do something or can’t do it, a small part of me will do it because I want to prove them wrong” or prove it to myself.
- Rachel: “The only failure is not trying; we’re gonna try it all… If anything, it’s a good story.”
- Boonie: “It’s not a failure; it’s something we lived and did.”
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You can find Boonie at: Organized Messes
You can find Rachel at: Rachel Moore, LMFT
Disclaimer: Our conversations in Sparkles Podcast are not to be used in lieu of psychotherapy, and we’re not offering professional advice; we’re sharing our personal thoughts and opinions. Please feel free to disagree and seek out other views, because you are the expert of you.