Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT: @catching_the_sunrise

1. Your Bio

Hi! I am Lydia. A creative mind from Spain based in London, but traveling the world. Some years ago I created an Instagram account under the name “catching_the_sunrise” focusing on the beauty around me, it awaken my creative self and my love for photography. I love traveling, flowers, coffee & food, fashion, yoga, nature, and a long etc.

I discovered yoga three years ago, when a friend asked me to try Bikram Yoga with her. Bikram is hot yoga ideally practiced in a room heated to 40 °C (104 °F) with a humidity of 40%. Classes run for 40 minutes and the heat made me feel dizzy two or three times during my first class, but I loved the amazing benefits for your body and mind, that I continued practising. Some months after I started Asthanga Yoga, Hatha and other types to try different poses, I love them all!

2. What 5 words explain you the best?

Determined, Loving, Creative, Open-minded, Perfectionist.

3. What dreams do you have for the future?

Travel the world to explore charming places or people, from London to every city across the world – like my beloved Madrid! – and take a photo as a return ticket to that moment. The world is my inspiration!

4. Do you have a favourite quote?

“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create” - Buddha

5. What is your fondest memory growing up?

I grew up in Madrid, Spain and I have many fond memories from there. One of them would be packing everything to travel by car with my wonderful parents and my dog to the coast every summer to spend some days by the sea.

6. What is the most adventurous thing you can say that you have done?

Moving to London two years ago changed my life. I left all my family and friends there, to go on an adventure not knowing what good or bad the future was holding for me. But now I fell everyone should experience living in different countries, it is an experience that enriches your soul.

7. What have you failed at before and what did you learn from this.

I quit my job some weeks ago because I felt I was not going to be happy if I would continue there all my life, and I wanted to try something different. My education involved a lot of hard work and time, therefore I went though many doubts and hesitation. I felt like if I stopped practising I had failed. Even if I am still scared for this massive change, I have realised the biggest failure of all, the irreversible mistake of not having tried at all and that pursuing happiness over stability is not a failure, but its own form of success. I am really happy to start this new episode of my life.

8. Who inspires you?

I consider myself really lucky because I had many positive, motivated people around me. But my mum and dad, they showed me what unconditional love means, have been my role model all my life and they continue inspiring me everyday.

9. Do you have a favourite book or movie?

“Into the wild” and “The Notebook” are some of my favorites movies. And “A thousand splendid suns” by Khaled Hosseini one of my favorites book.

10. If you had to live on a deserted island and you could only take one thing, what would you take and why?

My boyfriend. I am sure he would help me with everything and we would share the experience.

11. What 3 pieces of advice would you give for others who want to get into your field or industry?

I am right now changing fields, so it is really hard to say! But I would say follow your dreams, despite how old you are or how hard it is to make them come true, the importance remains in all the life experiences you get along the way.