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EMBRACE THE WEIRD

You may know Donald Glover, or you may not. He’s a comedian, actor, writer, and most recently a rapper. Kid’s got it all – and he calls himself “weird”.

I checked out an interview he had with Q Tv in October of last year and I must say, Glover’s got a great attitude and has a lot of passion for what he does.

If you have some spare time on your hands, check the interview here:

As a writer, especially. I believe he has the ability to say some really great things about himself that probably (hopefully) resonate with a lot of people.

When asked about his ambition, Glover said, “It’s weird. I just don’t think it’s fair to be limited…especially if you can do all those things – if you really want to. Now, it’s easier than it’s ever been to do all that stuff.”

I couldn’t agree more with Glover here. As a writer, reporter, musician, and poet (as well as human and probably other things) I cannot believe the amount of opportunities there are out there. Just look at this post, if I worked some sort of social media magic (perhaps some Google voodoo), the hits here could be crazy [could being the optimal word :P].

Glover talks about his aspirations and comments on the show Community, in which he plays a character named Troy, and he compares the unlikely chemistry of the unusual cast (a group of community college students with nothing in common). Glover, in essence, says everyone is super-interesting: “Everyone is. Even the most boring person…”

On weekends when Glover is not filming he can typically be found performing. He describes his tour as a “rock concert” in which he opens for himself and then transitions into rapping. When asked how he deals with critics Glover came up with a great response, but what really hit me and truly inspired this post was the following line:
“You’re not doing anything special if you’re not scared.”

That’s really what it’s all about, guys. Being brave and/or crazy enough to just go out there and do ya thang is AWESOME. No matter how weird you may think you are, we’re all in a certain way pretty unusual. I might even say that to be human is to be weird. We all have our habits and passions – one might even call them quirks – and these are what set us apart from the crowd.

Go ahead: EMBRACE THE WEIRD

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FYI Glover’s rapping and jokes may be a little out there for those seeking a tame dude, so for those who are appalled by what they see if they search some of his stuff…don’t tweak out! In short: I just think it’s cool that someone who is juggling so many things is able to do what they want to do and create a life out of their passions as opposed to getting trapped in a place where they end up losing themselves (yes, this is my fear!!).

Even More Personal Disclaimer: I’d just like to say that I’m crazy-all-over-the-place with the things that I do (I can’t in good conscience compare myself to Glover…yet) and I’ve often been called insane for doing all the things I do. I can in full confidence say that I agree with Glover’s sentiments about doing and being all that you can. If I didn’t have passion for the things I do I wouldn’t be writing, singing, running, playing bass, laughing, reading all I can, traveling, dancing, and gorging good food and fun. I wouldn’t be living fully.

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Alexandra Foran: Alexandra is an enthusiastic yoga instructor who enjoys sharing the gift of yoga and meditation with people of all ages. She is flexible and accommodating to all as she leads a practice from the heart. Extending warmth and love to all is a blessing for her. Yoga has personally helped her to heal and grow in profound ways. Yoga helps create balance and harmony; as someone who is highly intuitive, empathic, and a sensitive being she used to often be ill and regularly overextend herself -- she now seeks the peace that yoga can bring to her practice and life. As a poet, writer, musician and artist she infuses different aspects of the creative arts into her classes to create a higher vibration. During particular segments of her classes she uses guided imagery and live music. Alex plays upright bass, electric bass guitar, electric upright bass, violin, guitar, drums, rainmakers, baby harps, singing bowls, crystal bowls, recorders, and didgeridoo. Alexandra is a certified yoga instructor and a certified Reiki Master. To learn more about Alexandra and her services/offerings please go https://alexandraforan.com/services/

3 Comments

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