* Alicia, 23, Brazil *
Ready for some fun? Call Alicia, she's always here. Behind her super easy going, kind and caring attitude, is a lawyer. Someone driven, smart and dedicated. Don't judge a book by its cover because she will surprise you, always. ••• I asked:
Why did you choose law school? Why do you now decide to travel? What did you learn the most leaving Brazil? ••• "I chose law school because I graduated high school super young and had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Everybody said I’d be a great lawyer, because I enjoyed reading and because once I was convinced or got something in my mind I would not rest until I achieved it. I was a very argumentative kid. Also, being a lawyer in Brazil is considered to be the safe path to take, at least money wise. It’s one of the “good” careers.
I decided to travel instead of being a lawyer because I saw that the world is way bigger than the place we grew up in. There’s so much to see and learn and so many new people to meet. I like being challenged on a daily basis, experiencing new things and getting out of my comfort zone and I feel like travelling does exactly that. Travelling is the best education one could ask for. You always learn from people and you also teach them something. If you just throw yourself in the world with an open heart and an open mind there’s no limits to what you might find.
Leaving Brazil taught me that there’s a million different ways to live and to see the world. It taught me not only to accept, but to embrace the differences. It showed me that nobody is better than anybody, no matter you gender, colour, education level or social status. And usually the people that are the most willing to share and to help are the ones who have less and the ones you would least expect." ••• With joy ❤️