We had the good fortune of connecting with Lyrica Wafer and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lyrica, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I have decided to pursue a creative career because I have always had a creative personality. I had being stuck or confined to a box; aka “cubicle” or “Coroporate America”. I always knew I was so much more than that. I would be working a 9-5 job and just think of all the things I could create in that 8 hour time span of being a customer service agent or whatever I was doing at the time. I would always find myself rushing home after clocking out to be able to create something dope. I have always felt the creative path was the best for me because I am such an antsy person, always looking for things to do, create, collaborate with and so forth. Theres is too much that people havent seen me create to be put in this bubble of working for someone for 8 hours then leaving the rest of the day to do work on my dreams. So I decided to employ myself, work for myself, pay myself and create the content that I have always wanted to. I feel like my dreams are sometimes bigger than myself and that scares me. But if it scares you, thats means you’re on the right path.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am proud that I am able to create a platform and audience that love and appreciate my makeup techniques and print work I have been able to put out over the years. I got where I am today by networking, skipping work to go work on set for a day and just staying faithful to the career path I have been led on. It was not easy and of course had to overcome some hurdles along the way. Some challenges being now everyone will like my work or what I put out. I have learned to have thick skin, a stronger voice and even more faith in my talents. I want the world to know that this industry has room for everyone and I want us all to make it.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them to a rooftop bar or restaurant for an amazing sunset view or city view. City Walk is also a great place to check out and people watch as well as the Packing House in Anahiem.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?