"If you are in the Navy you can't have any other passions OUTSIDE the Navy"--do you want to know how many times I've heard this? More than I can count. Is it true? Absolutely not. Serving active-duty does NOT mean you need to sacrifice who you are and all of your passions. You CAN do both, but you have to do so strategically, delicately, and be very thorough when you do so.
In this episode, I'm sitting down with Arabia Shanklin, Navy Lieutenant and Actress, who is an expert at balancing both her service to country and professional acting career. We are digging into our tips as to how you can, too, balance both your career in service (or maybe your full time job in general!!) with your outside passions. Grab your notebooks, we've got 10 tips for you.
LT Arabia Shanklin serves as an Human Resource Officer at Navy Region Southwest and performs as a professional TV/Film Actress in San Diego California. She graduated from USNA in 2013 with a B.S. in Economics.
Arabia commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer and served with Sailors and Marines aboard USS SIMPSON (FFG 56), USS WHIDBEY ISLAND (LSD 41), I Marine Expeditionary Force, and as the Flag Aide for Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group THREE. Arabia has deployed to the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Arabian Gulf.
She has been featured in VOGUE Magazine as one of this generation’s trailblazing black servicewomen and is highlighted in the “Proudly She Served” traveling art exhibit honoring military women who exemplify courage, strength, and selfless service. Arabia recently won the 2020 “Best Actress of San Diego” award by Black San Diego Magazine.
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