Where are you from?
I grew up in France near the Bordeaux region.
What’s your background?
I studied architecture and design in France and worked in France for a while after my studies. I felt that I would like to broaden my horizons and travel to other countries. I moved to Australia in 2014 for 2 years because I loved it so much and that was the maximum amount of time I could stay. Afterwards I moved to New Zealand for 6 months and then moved back to France.
I stayed in France for 1.5 years. I enjoyed being back and seeing my family, friends and working but I no longer felt at home there because things had changed so much and I missed Australia.
I decided to move back to Australia and create a life for myself. I arrived in Brisbane knowing no one and set about creating my life.
Describe your life right now
I love my life, I’ve created a great life for myself in Australia. I’ve got great friends, I’ve got a great job and I feel at home here. I love the culture here, I enjoy the landscapes here, I hike, go to the beach.
What’s important to you and your life?
The most important thing to me is to be happy. It’s important to have people to share life’s journey with. Family, friends, colleagues the people in the place you live. The most important things in relationships are trust, honesty, fun and love.
Money is important too but it does not create happiness on its own. Even if you have lots of money, if you have no one to share it with, what would be the point of it. I am passionate about creating financial freedom for myself and using my money to create good in the world.
Expressing my creativity via architecture is very important to me, I love architecture. I enjoy working with people who are creative, who are creating innovative things that are enjoyable for others.
I enjoy taking the time to consider and plan out my choices so that they create the best impact for me and the people around me. I like to plan for the short term and be surprised by life. In saying that I have a dream of owning a big 4x4 and a house on a hill overlooking water with wildlife.
Living in Australia and keeping in touch with my friends in France are the most important things to me right now.
Anna was born in France, lives in Brisbane Australia and works as an architect