20-10-2020 10:08 AM - edited 20-10-2020 10:17 AM
Leesa from Finch Legal gives a little insight of her story living and working in a country community of Toowoomba.
Leesa, you’ve been a lawyer for 5 years now, what has that journey been like for you?
I love being a lawyer and am grateful I found a career path that I enjoy so much. There have been times when the journey has been a little shaky but I have always been surrounded by supportive people.
Living and working in a regional town like Toowoomba must have many benefits, can you tell me a few?
Absolutely, I have found the larger percentage of the community want to provide support, and see other businesses succeed. This has led to a lot of opportunity for collaboration, which has really been highlighted to me in starting my own business with the relationships I have formed and the people I have met over the last 15 months.
What’s one thing you think Toowoomba has over any other place in QLD and one thing you wish it had?
I grew up in Yeppoon – so can I say I wish it had a beach and some islands? The thing I find Toowoomba has is a lot of opportunity and diversity, and despite being a larger town – there is still a strong community feel.
What is the one piece of advice you would give to your 18 year old self?
Don’t sweat it if you don’t have it figured out. You are still young and you never know where life will take you. At 18, I never would even have imagined being a lawyer, and look where we are!
Thanks Leesa for a little snippet of your story.