Luchi, Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? What do you do? What inspires you? Who was Luchi before CuentaPlatos?
I’m 29 years old, I’m a graphic designer, an artist and I paint mugs and plates by choice. Nature inspired me. My favorite moment is when there is sun and wind blowing in your face, that is complete perfection. “Luchi” before CuentaPlatos barely existed. I had no identity and I was really afraid to be me. I was reborn after my previous self died of depression. After that, I began to design the life I always wanted. Being an artist, I am sensitive, I love with all my strength. Above all, I am aware that I am going to die. That helps me live each day with a lot of intensity and look for joy in each moment.
How did you begin with Cuenta Platos?
CuentaPlatos began in 2015. It was after spending 3 months in Germany with my brother. Because I was diagnosed with depression, going there helped me. I began to paint to feel happy, I started smiling again and express what I felt. That was my therapy. Painting stories and making orders for people. They were angels for me because they helped me get out of bed and be productive! I never thought that 3 years later it would be a company operating and delivering daily orders.
What is your biggest achievement with Cuenta Platos?
There are many wonderful moments that I have lived thanks to CuentaPlatos. Knowing Richard Branson, working with incredible brands like National geographic, Samsung, and Mercedes-Benz. But I believe that the greatest achievement has been to change the lives of women. When a woman thanks me for having dared to wear an outfit, going to study abroad, hat because she heard me she had the courage to follow her dreams… Those are the best gifts that I have. To be able to touch someone’s life in a positive way.
What are the biggest challenges when it comes to work in art and being a life coach?
The biggest challenge was to follow my instincts and work in art; believing in myself and in my project. At first many people told me that it was never going to be profitable to paint mugs and plates. That I wasn’t going to get far and that it was a nice idea but I could not live from it. The reality is that I do not live from art, I live through it and art is my motor every single day. Being a coach is hard because people don’t want to invest in us. Nobody wants to see inside themselves to solve problems. They’d rather spend their money thoughtlessly than work on their problems. That is the main challenge; that many persons don’t value or want to change their lives.
What is the thing you enjoy the most of your work?
Meeting new people, painting and creating every day is something that keeps me sane. It helps me express myself. I love being able to create my schedule and design my life. I do not like the routine, so what I enjoy most is being able to have diversity during the day and the week.
What is your dream? Where do you see yourself in the future?
My dream is to travel the world and talk about mental health, self-esteem and help as many women as possible. I want to help them understand that they can create the life they want. That they can leave behind any fear, and that they can build the dream they want. I want them to know that any problem they have can be solved with self-love. In the future, I’ll start working as a coach creating a program to help women design their lives. I will continue to paint and promote mental health with the help of professionals.
I also dream of building a house at the beach for my mom.
What is your dream for the world? What message would you like to share to our audience?
I dream of free women, without fear of them or what people will gossip. This dream is of happy women because that’s what life is for: to smile, to create and to share. I dream of a world full of love and generosity. A world without fear of sharing. I dream that all people know that we have fewer and fewer days. That we must use them to love, create and be happy, that’s what life is all about.
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