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Shona Lyon

A letter to my 22-year-old self: one day you will leave your corporate job behind to become an artist, and you'll never look back

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A letter to my 22-year-old self: one day you will leave your corporate job behind to become an artist, and you'll never look back

Shona Lyon sold her successful businesses and left the corporate world behind and pursue a career in the creative arts by becoming a bronze sculptor at 44-years-old. When no one in New Zealand could teach her the art form, she journeyed further abroad to be privately taught by Martine Vaugel, a master sculptor in France. Here, she writes a letter to her younger self about this career pivot – but also emphasises it's never too late to pursue a creative passion.