2018 Review

2018 is a year I am in love with. It's been nothing short of a blessing, both in personal and professional life.

Break-up After 7 Years

My personal highlight is me being single for most of the year. I am pleasantly surprised how much I enjoy not being in a relationship. This is not to say that my previous girlfriend, my dearest Luisa, was a bad match. On the contrary, I am loudly proclaiming that she was the best girlfriend I have ever had! She turned into my best friend. We still talk daily, usually telling each other good morning and good night. I wouldn't want to miss it! My heart is filled with sincere gratitude that I am allowed to experience such a healthy relationship and encounter with a wonderful person. I am living proof that a person can accompany you through different stages in life, even if the type of relationship evolves. Me being free from any obligations that come with a relationship (rightfully so), I was able to dive deep into crafting a daily life that I have long envisioned for myself — a life filled with non-stop creativity, work, and meaningful activity. There is hardly any downtime in my days. I work like a well-oiled machine, non-stop from 7 am till midnight. My inner self is blossoming in that field of constant creativity that I can realize for myself. Work and personal development make me happy. I do make room for socializing on weekends. My thanks go out to this formidable nation of Texans who open their hearts and homes for me. I love this place so much, and you make it so unique to me.

US Citizenship

I am now a proud US citizen. July 20th, 2018 was the day where I was reborn. It is so hard to describe what it means to me to now belong to the nation I have wanted to be a part of ever since I was a young kid. I hadn't cried in a long time, but tears of pure joy rolled down my cheeks after the naturalization ceremony. I felt such an enormous relief. I finally made it. I now belong to the nation and people that have been my biggest motivation in life, my prime reason to love and embrace life, and nobody could ever take that away from me again. I know it's hard for some of you to relate to that, but for those of you who do, I hope that your dreams will come true, too.

Health

After years of battling with the side effects of a chronic disease (ankylosing spondylitis) that used to cause me a lot of pain, I have finally overcome my inability to lift weights. I attribute my success in health to my vegan diet. My healing didn't happen overnight though. It took five years of consistency and increasingly choosing true plant-based foods over vegan meat substitutes and other processed foods. If you want to bless yourself with health and the world with love and compassion, please consider adopting a plant-based diet. It will be internally cataclysmic. It will transform you from the inside out, positively impacting every aspect of you.
VeganFitness.com is the community that got me back on track physically. I am surprised that online coaching works so well for me, but you can all attest to my physical transformation. Moreover, working hard at the gym is a soothing therapy. As someone who works all day long with his brain, sitting in front of computers, it's a blessing to let the healing power of movement reign at night. The discipline, will-power, and inner balance that working out will bestow on you are not to be underestimated. You will feel so much better about yourself when your body starts showing visible results of your hard, daily work.

Happiness

As you can tell my heart is filled with an abundance of joy and happiness. I am indeed at the apex of happiness, and I attribute it to my restless quest for self-realization in both spiritual and worldly ways. I feel a deep inner calling to start sharing more uplifting information and maybe touch some people out there who are not as high on life as I am. For me, it's a gift from life. I have never had to fight for my motivation and my inner longing for happiness, purpose, and accomplishment. I know this is not the case for everyone. It is precisely that type of person I am hoping to infect with my love and enthusiasm for life. Please help me to touch more people by sharing this open letter. If you or yourself wish to receive occasional notes of inspiration, sign up for my newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/dPHBY1

Thanks for staying with me until the end of my letter. May love and light fill your hearts and lives.