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  • I deeply trust in my intuition.

  • You're pregnant.

  • It's a food baby.

  • I also practice manifestation and spell casting.

  • Chris Evans, come to me.....

  • And it is literal magic.

  • For example, last week.

  • I've always wanted to work with Calvin Klein, so I figure, why not take some photos, tag them on the 'gram, let the universe see that I'm here.

  • -I'm queer, and I'm down to work with my favorite under... wear. -Yess...

  • And the next day Calvin Klein reached out.

  • So thank you to Calvin Klein for sponsoring today's video and to the universe for working your magic, per usual.

  • I'm so excited to say that I speak my truth in my Calvin's.

  • And in thinking about my truth I realized that one thing cats and I do not have in common.

  • Cats love boxes.

  • I don't get it.

  • One thing that people love to do is to put you in a box.

  • I mean, it's what the brain does right, compartmentalize.

  • And though it's great for like neurons to categorize and differentiate information, it is not so great for our artistic lives.

  • And even if you're not an artist, I encourage you to listen to your gut about the kinds of things you want to explore.

  • Yeah, you know people joke about underwater basket weaving, but it's not a joke to me.

  • It's never been a joke to me.

  • I have a reputation for doing a lot: acting, stand-up, music, writing, directing, illustration, poetry, stop-motion...

  • And I was worried that maybe my passion was a little all over the place.

  • She said I was a jack-of-all-trades, master of none, and it's really bothering me.

  • Like I'm just always, kind of like, gone after whatever seemed like really fun, you know?

  • Should I stop doing that, would I be more successful if I just focused on one thing?

  • You do know the full quote, right?

  • What?

  • Well the full quote is: "Jack-of-all-trades, master of none, often times better than master of one."

  • So if you take the full thing in context, it's actually better to be a jack-of-all-trades.

  • Oh.

  • And in stepping back and really thinking about it, I realize that all of my exploration really boils down to one thing.

  • Ultimately, I see myself as someone who turns their pain into art.

  • And different mediums and platforms not only offer a variety of opportunities to do just that...

  • But by constantly seeking new and challenging ways to express myself, I feel more like myself.

  • I have a friend named Katie who inspired me so much in my early 20s.

  • Katie was always trying something new.

  • She trained with the circus, then she got her pilot license, then she was doing burlesque dancing.

  • She taught herself how to knit, dabbled in pottery.

  • And the last time I talked to her she was working with charities that helped exotic animals internationally, so she got to pet tigers.

  • And though Katie did so many different weird, awesome things that seemed super random, in the decade that I've known her, I have never met anyone who is more authentically themselves.

  • And I think it's specifically because Katie does not hold back with trying different things.

  • And with every new adventure she has, the more centered she becomes in who she is.

  • So don't be afraid to explore your creative impulses, to listen to your intuition about what excites you, and to cast a spell every once in a while.

  • Chris Evans, hear my call.

  • Chris Evans, let me pet your dog.

  • Dodger looks real cute though.

  • Thank you so much to Calvin Klein for sponsoring today's video.

  • I speak my truth in my Calvin's.

  • I am a jack-of-all-trades.

  • I wore a bunch of Calvin Klein in today's video including Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein underwear.

  • You can check out those and more styles on calvinklein.com or by clicking the link in the description below.

  • I'm Anna Akana. See you next Thursday.

I deeply trust in my intuition.

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Be a jack of all trades

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    Estelle posted on 2020/07/13
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