Brand New Life

We live long lives, don’t we? Long enough to forget what we are living for. The same places, the same people. What’s happening with us? Do we remember? I’ll tell you the story of how my life was changed.

I was a married guy who had a 10-years old relationship filled with every day overcoming of myself. One day when I was 20 years old I wished to have a good relationship. And I had them sometime later. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a good one. Although we quarreled quite often, my ex asked me to don’t diverge every time when I tried to finish that relationship.

That period of life was quite long and it feels like all the same things last forever. I went to a regular job in a regular office in my hometown. I was completely dissatisfying with all that was happening in my life. In addition, I ate a lot of high carbs food such as cakes, biscuits, cookies, chocolate and so on.

I ended up with a weigh of 88 kg (194 lbs) with a height of 180 cm (5 ft 10.87 in).

2013. Olvera Street Market, Los Angeles, California

Those days I thought that of course life has good things but it is full of unpleasant things as well. I lived and didn’t think that life could be significantly another.

2014. Garden at the Opera and Ballet Theater. Perm, Russia

My life totally changed in 2016 when I met my wife. Everything was totally changed, and life became great, just significantly different.

For the first time in my life, I felt that I fell in love with a girl and I wanted to spend all my time with her. It was so different in comparison with all that happened before our meet. And I started changing too.

April 2017. Perm, Russia

I didn’t do anything special for losing weight. The only things I did were taking care of her.

August 2017. New KIA Rio Presentation. Perm, Russia

This relationship was the redemption, it was the path to a new happy life. Just like a punch in the magical bell gave me former ease.

September 2017. Vietnam

I want to thank my wife for this new life she gave me. Knowing that everything is possible is a great feeling of easiness.

September 2017. Crazy House. Dalat, Vietnam

Another important thing in a relationship is supporting each other. I believe that a man could be truly successful only with his spouse’s support. And I happily know about it from my own experience. Realizing that you do the right things helped me a lot to believe in myself to get a great job at Automattic.

September 2019. Matt Mullenweg and I at Automattic’s Grand Meetup. Orlando, Florida

At the date of writing this post, my weight is 70 kg (154 lbs) and it’s amazing. For the former me, it wouldn’t so easy to up the Lion’s Head in 45 minutes only.

Do the right things, love your spouse, and be happy!

November 2019. Lion’s head. Cape Town, South Africa

See you soon 👋!

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