Courage, Kindness, and Passion: The Three Words that Define Lucia Matuonto
Welcome to Blackbird News! We are pleased to present an exclusive interview with Lucia Matuonto, a renowned podcaster and bestselling author. Lucia is the host of The Relatable Voice podcast and the talk show Uncut with Lucia by WorldAuthors. She is also a published author of several books. Get ready to be inspired by this multi-talented artist!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORD?
My favorite word is gratitude because I am immensely thankful for the wonderful things in my life, including my family, friends, and all the amazing experiences I am blessed with every day.
WHAT IS THE LAST BOOK I READ?
Vacation Wars by Meghan Quinn
WHAT IS THE BOOK THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE?
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
WHAT IS MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT BEING AN AUTHOR?
When my readers write me to tell me how much my stories inspire them or their loved ones.
IF YOU WERE A SUPERHERO, WHAT POWERS DO YOU HAVE?
As a superhero, I would choose the power to travel back in time. It would allow me to gain knowledge about the creation of certain things and also try to alter people’s mindsets to prevent terrible events such as wars and climate change from happening. I believe that being more conscious could lead to a better world.
WHAT ARE YOUR GUILTY PLEASURES?
Ice cream and chocolate are my guilty pleasures, but I try to make healthier choices by consuming ice cream sweetened with stevia and indulging in 85% cacao chocolate. While it may not be entirely guilt-free, it is definitely a healthier option compared to consuming products with added sugar.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
Spending time outdoors is something I love, and I particularly enjoy activities such as stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking at the beach, playing tennis and pickleball, reading, painting, and using my bike as an alternative to driving my car.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE MOST ABOUT BEING A PODCASTER?
I like that every day I get to talk to a different person, sometimes even with 2 or 3 different people. I learn about their journeys and creative paths. At the end of the interview, I feel as if I have known them for a long time. I always say that the RV community is such a great community.
STATE A RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOURSELF THAT WOULD SURPRISE OUR READERS?
A random fact about me is that I discovered I have ADHD symptoms two years ago. While everyone around me seemed unsurprised by the diagnosis, it came as a surprise to me as I had always thought I was simply more easily distracted than others.
WHAT IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT REASON FOR YOUR SUCCESS?
I attribute my success to the fact that I have never been afraid of failure, as I view it as an essential part of the learning process. Additionally, I have always been willing to step out of my comfort zone, which has helped me to grow and achieve my goals.
IF YOU HAD TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS, WHAT WOULD THEY BE?
kind, courageous, passionate
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU, YOUR PODCAST, AND YOUR BOOKS?
My website is: www.luciamatuonto.com/, The Relatable Voice podcast is available on Spotify, Itunes, Amazon Music, and Google Podcasts, and my books Zoe the Crab series, Out of the Box and Relatable Voices anthology are on Amazon.
WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOU?
I have been given the amazing opportunity to feature in the pilot episode of Strange Angels, a TV series directed by and starring James Quinn. This will mark my debut on television, and I feel extremely grateful for this opportunity.
I will play Carla, and my enthusiasm knows no bounds.
In addition to my acting endeavors, I am also co-authoring a book entitled Manifestation with Lucio Gil.