Diana comes from a poor family in the Dominican Republic. She worked hard to be able to go to college, and, when the moment came to choose her path, had no hesitation in picking law. For her, becoming a lawyer was the ultimate dream: she always had this image of those lawyers in their expensive suits, carrying classy leather suitcases, rushing to their next appointments. If she became a lawyer, she would have made it.
After working at a law firm for about two years, she realized that it probably wasn't for her: she wasn't happy, she wanted "to be more creative and have a life".She had glorified this path and was facing the toughest challenge of her career yet: should she leave or carry on?
The answer lies in her ikigai; a “reason to get up in the morning” according to Japanese culture: