If you think you have no opportunities open to you, create one

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A dream: No matter how big or small it might be, to motivate you to start your day, you need a dream. Dreams are the “combustive of your car,” the “oxygen” of your life. Maybe you are not able to realize all your dreams. However, and for sure, they will take you to wonderful places; such as you would never have believed you might visit.

I was born in the city of São Paulo in Brazil. However, because of circumstances, my family and I went to live in the north of the country in the state of Para where I had the opportunity to grow up in the beautiful region known as Amazonia.

Although I loved living there, I wanted to know more about life and I wanted to travel and learn more about the world. But at that time and place, given the conditions of life for most of the people around me, no one could imagine the possibility of having a different kind of life, nor was anyone capable of making the effort to leave that place, because in their mind it was impossible, but not for me.

I knew that it would take lots of determination and motivation to make such a great change happen, and I couldn’t have done it without a dream. Given enough time, you may change your mind, whether you have dreams or not, but dreaming helped me to be strong and to focus all my energies in a specific direction. Having a dream is the starting point of your “life map” to have the conditions to know more about you and coming to understand what will make you happy in life.


Ana Paula Mendes




Many thanks to:

Zabrina Deng – Jeza Photography


Ana Paula Araujo Mendes

Executive Strategic Advisor | Dedicated to Aerospace & Defense industry | International Institutional Relations Manager.

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