Today’s interview comes from a friend, Lucie, who I had the immense pleasure to meet in a concert for the first time and collided few more times in the same circumstances (we kinda like that band a lot) and the admiration has been in crescendo. So, when this project was formed, she was in the initial list of people I had to ask. She is the strength and sharp focus of a woman who knows what she wants and how to get it. Meet Lucie.
⍙ How did you get where you are today?
I believe there is still a long journey ahead of me, but at the same time I can see some progress that I am very excited about. In all aspects of my life I do things either fully and with drive and dedication or not at all. This model works for me, somebody else may have a different approach.
⍙ Was there a turning point in your journey?
There was! Everyday stress, issues with cultural integration in a country I have not been born in, language barriers and general unhappiness with myself all kicked me in the butt and I decided to do something about it. I started studying German the way I haven’t before and I go to the gym and see my time there, on top of the obvious physical challenge, as my therapy. It’s the ‘me time’ to me.
⍙ What were you like at school?
Regularly titled the best pupil in the class. My mother is a teacher so the pressure was on. I liked my school but I was also picked on for being what I think my classmates saw as ‘clever’. I now know it was just silly.
⍙ What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
‘You can do it, believe in yourself’, by my Granddad who left this world way too early. I am sure he’d be very proud of me now.
⍙ What advice would you give to your teenage self?
Don’t pluck your eyebrows! Haha. And, everything will turn out okay; your body size does not define you!
⍙ What advice would you give to aspiring creatresses?
I’m perhaps not in a position to give advices, there are professionals for that ☺ but……I’d say, take your time to explore what it is you desire, don’t feel pressurized by today’s world and be awesome in your own unique way.
Big love, Lucie