Hi! My name is Alicia. I’m a blogging addict, passionate teacher, language lover & freelancer to the bone!
14 years ago, I was working as a translator at an international company. Living far away from my family, I couldn’t stand it that I had to beg for free days to visit them. I used to spend my time in meaningless meetings, and the stress that I felt was so high that I couldn’t really disconnect from work when I was at home.
The day I quit my job, I felt free. I may have even more work now as a freelancer than I had as an employee, but my work-life balance is way better than it used to be. Now I feel I also have a life – and not only work. Besides, I love the work that I do!
I stopped working for other people’s dreams and started following my own dreams instead – Work in progress!
I may follow my own rules, but integrity is something I need to sleep well at night. Being honest and reliable in everything I do is my core value #1 when it comes to business and life in general. Sure I make mistakes, but never caused by dishonesty.
Whatever may happen in my life, I try to look for the positive aspect. ‘Cause there’s a positive aspect to almost any issue. Even failure can help us learn and reinvent ourselves. If you and your people are in good health, there’s little to complain about!
I believe that success is 50% mindset and 50% hard work. Good luck is something I don’t want to wait for my whole life. So I work hard and consistently to achieve my goals. And if I don’t get them, at least I tried. A lot.
This neverending learning mode of mine is something I don’t want to change. I love learning and I love teaching others. That’s why I teach both adults and children whenever I get the chance. And nope, it’s never too late to learn something new.
We are so used to our crazy, hectic life, that we forget what our priorities should be. We just repeat our routines day after day – without actually THINKING. But when we do have the chance to stop and take a breath… that’s the moment we realize that our daily life makes no sense at all. This is what I believe:
"If you don't like something, change it.
If you can't change it, change your attitude." - Maya Angelou