I did not make up either of those words. Melissa Dinwiddie, of Creative Sandbox uses “pluralist”. Emilie Wapnick uses the term "multipotentialites". Either way, they mean about the same thing, that my brain is wired to be able to function equally well in more than one creative field and feels deprived when I can't free range my interests.
In the past, I spent a lot of time thinking I was a failure for not being able to stick to any one thing. I wasted so much time in indecision about what to focus on, that I did nothing for fear it would be wrong or my family would disapprove. I felt helpless, unable to make even the simplest decisions. Literally overnight, I suddenly was without a family and homeless. I had to take responsibility for me, I had to trust me and embrace all of me. I had to make my own decisions.
Painter, sculptor, woodworker, writer, website and graphic designer, arts and crafts teacher. I am an obsessive researcher, and love to share that knowledge, and I absolutely love to write research papers, for fun. Just to name a few of the things I have done over the years. My brain is forever running in circles and I am always seeking something new to become good at.
I refuse to believe I have to do only one thing for the rest of my life. I am aware of what I want and need and am not afraid to make decisions or change my mind. Most importantly, I do not need anyone's assurance or reassurance that I am strong enough to get what I want out of my life. I no longer apologize to anyone if I do not meet their expectations of me, nor do I need to apologize to myself if for a moment of time I fall short. I am just human.