Today we’d like to introduce you to Lucy Arnell.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Lucy. So, let’s start at the beginning, and we can move on from there.
I lived the first 23 years of my life idly, partially because of the way I was raised in a really tough home. I bottled it up young and hindsight 20 20, I froze myself into a version of who I thought I was supposed to be, if that makes sense. But I didn’t throw away the key. I’m optimistic.
At 22, I discovered an eighteen pound tumor in my stomach, and it completely changed me. After that I had purpose. It’s ironic a gross foreign object which invaded my body taught me so much. Music’s always been a huge part of my life, but finding solace in actually playing it after the operation was a game changer.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I’ve been really lucky, and I’m grateful every day for my life’s circumstances. We all have problems in our own ways, but thats just normal.
What were you like growing up?
I was always happy, always smiling. I was demonic too, I carved my name into the couch with a corkscrew at three – there were other stunts (or performance pieces as I like to think of them). But, at the same time, I had a book of my pre-school art published by my godfather Andre Leon Talley and Rizzoli, so it was a strangely extreme upbringing. Now I remember I told Ms. Brody my 2nd-grade teacher that I loved to drink beer with my grandma and cat. I still enjoy some good mischief, but now in better ways.
- Website: www.lucyarnell.com
Cara Robbins, Brain Visions, Jenna Putnam, Peter Arnell