Meet Lucia from Slovakia.
The one word that best describes Lucia's life today is "Magical." The reason why Lucia chose this word is because she loves the ocean and is enjoying her first visit to Laguna Beach.
If Lucia could change one thing in the world, she would "Want there to be equality among countries." The way she would go about making this change is through conversation to inform and educate people about the specific problems and challenges countries are facing.
One year from today, Lucia would like for her college tennis team to win the NCAA title for women's tennis. And remain healthy and happy along the way.
If Lucia's life were a movie, it would be about a small country girl making her way to the biggest cities around the world pursuing her passion and dream of becoming a professional tennis player. The title of her movie would be called "Around The World."
I met Lucia and her teammates as they were standing on the waters edge on Main Beach in front of the Hotel Laguna.
When I approached the three girls and asked if they would like to participate in our project, they all pointed to Lucia. At first, they didn't seem to interested until I showed them our blog and let them know what the questions were which they started answering and the rest is history.
I learned that Lucia has been playing tennis at a very early age and was on the women's professional tennis circuit. Lucia is a sophomore and received a scholarship to play at University of Portland where she hopes to have a great season.
When talking about equality among countries, Lucia shared with me how the smaller countries like Slovakia, do not get the same privileges or resources as their neighboring larger countries and this is frustrating and unfair.
It sounded like Lucia has played the Grand Slam tournaments as a junior and has a dream of playing them after she graduates from college. She will be another up and coming tennis player I'll be following. You can see Lucia's profile here.
Thanks Lucia for leading the way for your friends to participate in our one person a day project. And here's to a great season of tennis!