Today’s guest is Lucybloom, a yoga instructor based in Ireland who transitioned away from her makeup artist career when she realized that she was unhappy with the long working hours and the stressful lifestyle.
She started doing yoga as a way to manage stress and as she got more advanced she flew to India and got a yoga instructor certification. At the same time, a car accident on a rainy early morning comute to the film set made her realize that this is not something wanted to continue pursuing. She decreased hours doing makeup and started teaching yoga. Today she teaches yoga and co-owns a yoga retreat with her friend Alice. It is evident how at ease and in peace she feels with her her new path.
What was it like starting your own business?
She didn’t have much money to begin with due to the nature of freelance work. In the beginning it was hard and it took a long time to build a client base, but she took the perspective that her job is to serve and help people; she knew by sticking to that ethos, she would be coming from the right place. “If you had smaller number in your classes, you [might] feel a bit disheartened but really that’s just your ego” and at the end of the day you need to put that aside because your job is to help people who show up at the class.
When you switched to yoga, was there anything difficult about it?
No, “it felt easy and right, I felt at home. I just actually felt like I came home.”
Work In Progress Question: what does your next career look like?
Writer. Writing is something that comes naturally to her and she’s always enjoyed writing.
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