Mission Statement: Multitalented (Plus a Video!)

TODAY IS VERY EXCITING, GUYS. Because today I’ve updated my Mission Statement page (I also woke up at 6:30 omg but that’s beside the point… *YAWN*) I worked really hard to get all my thoughts into coherent words, so be an awesome waffle and click on over HERE to read it! *squeak!* ONE MORE TRY – I’ll toss an excerpt at you. ;)

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     It’s become so clear to me that we are ALL multi-talented, multifaceted creatures – raging rivers, as my sister put it – and we are meant to go in all different directions. I’ve struggled with this a lot, guys. I want to be a musician. But I also want to be a writer. But I also want to be a singer. But I also want to be an activist. But I also want to be a blogger. And maybe someday I’ll be a sculptor, or a painter, or a burrito-maker. AND GUESS WHAT? THIS IS GOOD. THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE.

     My mom put it best the other day. She said, “When Jesus was walking on the earth, if someone said to him, ‘What is it that you do, Jesus?’ what would he say? ‘Everything. I do everything.’” This is what we are supposed to be doing, as children of Light. Everything He is doing – and let me tell you, that does not fit in a box...




AND NOW! I have a little something for you that is not going on the page. (DON'T YOU FEEL SO SPECIAL??) Basically it’s all my incoherent thoughts on this, in video form. (aHEM.) SO IF YOU LIKE WATCHING VIDEOS of my face (also feat. my small white dog!!) then check it out below. 



GIVE ME YOUR THOUGHTS. Talk about yourself! How do you feel about this topic? What talents are you nurturing? What talents are you perhaps neglecting? 
What do you want to be when you grow up? (PICK MORE THAN ONE. ha.)

love,
abbiee

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  1. I love your unedited vlog!!! <3 and I really like the way you tackled this. I've been trying to narrow myself down to just one thing, and it's not working... so this came at the perfect time!! I will just stop doing that now. :) What do I want to be when I grow up? A writer. A reader. Maybe an editor(?) A blogger. A momma. A wife. Active in my church. Someone who laughs a lot.

    You're a wonderful person and I very strongly appreciate you. HUGS TO YOU TODAY ABBIEE <3

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    1. OLIVIA GAH THANK YOUUUU ♥ I'm so so happy you like this omg it makes me ecstatic, truly. ^.^ SO HAPPY YOU SAID THAT THIS CAME AT THE PERFECT TIME. I love it when things just fall into place at the right time like that and !!! it makes me so joyful to think that this inspired you, dear!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your job(s hehe) description. GO TACKLE THE WORLD, DUDE. You are ready for greatness in all that you do, whether you feel like it or not. ;) OMG YOU ARE A WONDERFUL PERSON!! *hugs to you too!!*

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  2. YOU'RE BACK. I'M CRYING. thank you for this. we walk through our lives like we have been chained to personality tests. this is what i am doing. this is what i will do. but Christ calls us continually away from what we are doing, towards what we must become.
    this present life will not do. we must go on. on and on and on, becoming all of these things and doing them well with the power of Christ making us whole. not in our strength. it is too hard to be so much. but with Christ?
    the thought of it is too delicious for words. xx

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    1. ADDY MY DEAR. *giant hugs* "We walk through our lives like we have been chained to personality tests." << oh my WORDS yes yes yes yes. Could not have said it any better, man. That is so so true!! You're brilliant to the moon and back can't handle gah <3

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  3. OMG ABBIE YOU'RE BACK GAHHH YAYYYYYYYYY. EEEEK! I'm so happy right now =) *happydance* Oh my goodness, i think i forgot how happy your blog makes me feel. Everything about it. Anyways, yeah. I'm currently trying to type up this comment and your video's playing in the background. So much truth there. I've been thinking about this too..especially since as you get older, I guess the pressure just becomes more, to find a career and get into it and DO IT. Well, yeah, there's also these things called my passions too. I love this post and the theme of the whole idea as well. I know for me, well, first and foremost, I'm a sold-out Christian and whatever God wants me to do I will do. But other than that, ha, sometimes i feel like there's just so many interests like WHAT. But God knows who I'll be in ten years, so, yeah. i'm not quite sure what the incredible ending to this comment is supposed to be....hm.
    SO HAPPY YOU'RE BACK!

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    1. AUTUMNNNNN *CRASH HUGS AND WAFFLES* omg my blog makes you feel happy?? *eyes water with such joy* THANK YOU. Literally that makes me sooooooo giddy and blessed ack ack can't handle. ^.^ "But other than that, ha, sometimes i feel like there's just so many interests like WHAT." < EXACTLY. You got it, dude. And you're right, growing up really loads on the pressure and "grown ups" who tell us that it's unrealistic to follow our dreams have just been in the practice of underestimating life longer. (*SCREAMS BECAUSE THAT CAME OUT OF NOWHERE AND OMG I REALLY LIKE IT* xD) EEEP I'M SO HAPPY I'M BACK, TOO. *dances around and tosses chocolate because I can*

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  4. I want to be an author. A wife, a mother. A painter. A doodler. A christian XD
    -Mic

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    1. gAH BRILLIANT. Exactly what I'm talking about! Who knows what's in store for the future? ;) Thank you for reading, Michaila!! <3

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  5. Well this was wonderful! :) I totally agree, and love what your mom said about Jesus doing everything. It's so true: Jesus would not limit Himself. I also liked what you said about not trying to be good at everything, because it DOES lead to burnout. But we should be open to trying new things, and pushing ourselves to see what we are capable of. I think that's part of what college has been about for me -- for instance, I took a painting class that had nothing to do with my Journalism major and really enjoyed it! Why can't we do everything? Limiting ourselves to a little box is so confining. Also, your video was so cute! And you took a picture of your couch OMW That was seriously the best lol :)

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    1. EEEEP ERIN YAY I'M SO SO HAPPY YOU LIKED THOSE THINGS AND TOOK SPECIAL NOTE OF THEM AND EVERYTHING EEEP. <3 (my heart is so so happy rn honestly gah) So true -- the burnout is real. And you're totally right! Trying new things is where it's at, man. It's so cool that you got to experience something new at school! That's what school should be all about, yo! "Why can't we do everything?" < MUAHAHA WE CAN. LET'S. *bounces around* HahahHAHAH I'M GLAD YOU LIKED THE PART WHERE I TOOK A PICTURE OF MY COUCH. *crying laughing emoji* Thank you for watching and listening and reading and being generaLLY AWESOME AAAAH

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  6. OMG YOU ARE WONDERFUL AND ADORABLE. Especially the picture at the end. #epic for sure. VERY VERY EPIC. Ahem. So anyway, I don't usually watch vlogs, but omg you have such a nice voice XDXD and also I just looooved what you were saying. <3 I think it's also okay to NOT be good at a lot of things, but I also hiiiighly agree that the world seems to tell us we can only pursue one thing. Which I think is really hard for artists, particularly?! Because so much of art is intertwined and can present differently. Or like how we confine what we WANT into small words. Like I say "I want to be a writer" but actually I want to tell stories. And that can happen via a whole HUGE medley of different ways.
    Okay I am totally rambling weird. BUT HOPEFULLY YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
    This just really made me happy. :')

    (Also your dog is entirely adorable. Mine is also monstrously antisocial...he takes after me. :') 😂

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    1. OMG YOU ARE WONDERFUL AND THE NICEST OF EVER. *squeaks possibly forever and jumps around* ALSO I AM SO RIDICULOUSLY HONORED THAT YOU WATCHED THE VLOG ESPECIALLY SINCE YOU SAID THAT YOU DON'T USUALLY WATCH VLOGS AND THAT YOU THINK I HAVE A NICE VOICE *weeps happily forever* THANK YOUUU. xD

      YES ARTISTS GET THE SHORT STICK SO MUCH OMG. "Like I say "I want to be a writer" but actually I want to tell stories. And that can happen via a whole HUGE medley of different ways." <<< SUCH TRUUUUUTH. omg that is literALLY A WHOLE OTHER ANGLE TO THIS THING GAAAAH. *mind probably explodes* It's so true though, especially with storytelling!! Because it's like...stories can be told through fiction or poems or songs or art or sidewalk chalk or sideways glances or literally anYTHING ELSE AAAAH. such worlds of possibility. I weep.

      EEEEEE I'M SO HAPPY THAT THIS MADE YOU HAPPY. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WATCHING AND READING AND YOUR SWEET WORDS THAT MAKE MY LIFE 5000% BRIGHTER OMG. *hugs* also yessss my dog is a cutie but so mean to people she doesn't know. XD "Mine is also monstrously antisocial...he takes after me." << *wilts* EXACTLY. I RELATE SO MUCH OMG

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  7. One of my main goals has pretty much always been to be a writer, but I also want to be a nurse (that's the degree I'm working on in college), a blogger, a book-reviewer--basically a little bit of everything. I think that most people are good at more than one thing, and you shouldn't give up one passion because you think it'll somehow take away from another. Austin Kleon has a really good chapter on that is his book Steal Like an Artist...great post!

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    1. Those sound like awesome aspirations, Alex!! YES I TOTALLY AGREE and I like the way you think about it and described it, how "you shouldn't give up one passion because you think it'll somehow take away from another." << THIS IS LITERALLY EXACTLY WHAT I'VE BEEN DEALING WITH LATELY. Doubts and thinking that music will take me away from writing and vice/versa. But it's a pack of lies, isn't it? x) I THINK I NEED TO READ THAT BOOK?! it's been popping up in my radar a lot lately and it sounds very interesting... Thank you so much for reading, Alex!! :D Your comments mean a lot to me. <3

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  8. can I just say this almost sent me to tears.

    I have been thinking about this so much. Everyone asks me what I'm going to college for (if I decide to go) and I say, "Well I really, really want to go into music, but I also really love graphic design." And then I stop and think, wait.. I can't do both, can I?

    BUT OH I CAN. No boxes! asdfghjkl

    I haven't even watched the video yet and I'm already freaking out about how amazing this is.

    Go you. You deserve so much ice cream it's honestly ridiculous. <3

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    1. CAN I JUST SAY YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL BEING OF LIGHT AND YOUR WORDS BRING ME SUCH JOY?? *hugs* OMG YES YES YES DO BOTH DO ALL DO EVERYTHINGGGGG. and be free-minded with it, too. If college isn't your jam, independently perusing things in life is not as scary as it sounds! (not that I'm cramming advice down your throat or something...*creeps in and places a friendly stack of waffles on a table* XD) "You deserve so much ice cream it's honestly ridiculous." FLFGHJLKSJADLA YOU'RE AWESOME I LOVE YOU THANK YOU GAH. <3

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    2. YES YES YES! I should probably figure out if college is my jam considering I am graduating high school IN TWO YEARS. But, ya know.

      *takes the advice WITH SO MUCH GRATITUDE and also takes the waffles*

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  9. BOOOOOOOOOOM. who da bomb? u da bomb

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    1. BOOOOM NO U DA BOMB. ;) we both dad bomb k

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    2. yep dad bomb. omg. XD

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    3. I LAUGHED MY LUNGS OUT. DAD BOMB.

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  10. ABBIEEEEE. You just make me so happy. Like, I rarely actually watch videos, but I ALWAYS watch yours because they just make me so happy. Ahhh. You honestly said this all so well. I have so many different things I love. Writing. Performing. Blogging. I don't know what I want to do yet. But you made me feel a lot better haha.

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    1. GRACE ANNE OMG YOU PRECIOUS. <3 *hugs* I'm so so happy that this made you happy!! And that you liked the video thank you so much! Phew, I'm glad you thought I said it well. I felt like I was just babbling incoherently. x) YESSS your talents and loves sound awesome! And I hope you always pursue what makes you feel alive and truly fulfilled. :) Thank you for your amazing support and friendship, dear!! ♥

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  11. ADELAIDE SUMMED MY THOUGHTS UP. totally get this. woo baby. ♥

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  12. What Michaila said up there, "I want to be an author. A wife, a mother. A painter. A doodler. A christian XD" All of that is what I want to be too, plus a (craft) blogger. She pretty much covered it all. (KUDOS TO YOU MICHAILA!) Oh and I'd also love to do something with singing/music.

    This is such an interesting subject. I have to say, before I say something that makes it sound like I don't, that I totally agree with you - we should NOT have to be chained down to only one interest or talent or life occupation! I've got so many interests and it might possibly almost kill me to have to stick to one thing for forever, and I don't even think that's healthy! (Or, it's not as healthy as variety.) BUT, I'm also a HUGE fan of letting things go! Annnd, maybe this doesn't even exactly relate, haha (just realized that), but my thinking was, yes, it's AWESOME to have multiple talents and such, but it's bad when you've got so much going on that it drains you and you become like a trashcan for goodness. Because that's essentially what happens, when you intake so much good, beneficial stuff that it just becomes too much and you can't take care of it all! (An by the way, I just thought of that and I'm sort of proud of the analogy. :]) But as I said, that might not even relate to what you were talking about........ 'Cause having different interests is way different than taking in too much goodness...anywho. And now I'll end this.

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  13. okay but you are literally the cutest <3

    HAHA but i just wanted to pop in and say that i saw this quote somewhere on the internet that went something like this: people always say "Jack of all trades, master of none" but very often forget what follows--"but better than the master of one." I'm not sure how accurate this is, but it reminded me of what you talked about.

    Sometimes, I don't like how sometimes people are categorised to become "science students" or "humanities students" in the education system where i live because i feel it constrains them to think of themselves as only good in science or art subjects. Personally, I adore science and those are the subjects I love to study and want to do a job related to that in the future. But I love and appreciate art and music and pretty things and I feel like people should start to recognise and encourage their own talents in the areas God has given to them.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!! xx

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  14. I'm a little hesitant to post a comment because there seems to be another person with the name Autumn who is commenting and I don't want to confuse you. This is actually only my second comment on your blog (I absolutely LOVE your blog, btw. It is fabulous and inspiring and you are awesome). Anyway. :)

    I just want to say that your mission statement is lovely and wonderful and amazing and I totally agree with you about being multitalented!! I think we should all pursue as many different things as we want without having it be all about overachievement. I think we should just do what makes us happy at this point in our lives because tomorrow is a promise that can be broken, you know? I also think we shouldn't have to minimize ourselves and shouldn't have to only choose to walk one distinct path in our lives. I think we should be allowed to be led astray as long as we're happy with where it takes us.

    I hope I don't seem too incoherent with my thoughts. Thank you so much for this beautiful post, and good luck with anything and everything you want to pursue! :)

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  16. Aaaaaahhhhh, I love this!!! I want to be so many things, and as a young married woman, I feel pressured to know exactly who I am and what I want to do and to find THE JOB. But like you, I don't fit in a box, and I'm still trying to figure all this out. I am many things, and I want to do many things. I'm afraid I don't have the time to do it all, but I'll sure as heck try. :)

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kind words are like raindrops on the desert. they make me bloom with happiness, as absolutely cliche and cheesy as that sounds. even if it's just a simple alt+3 i will heart you for it. so, go ahead! MAKE MY DAY. literally.