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I wanted to write about a friend, Voloda, whom I met about two years ago on a get-together with Garry Levin.
Although I thought about writing solely about this ambitious and impressive man, I could not do it without mentioning his beautiful and smart wife, Irina or as Voloda and every friend calls her – Irishka. There is no mentioning of Voloda without Irishka. They are always together and if not then only because either one of them is undergoing an extremely crazy activity (hiking and climbing on mountains) or opening yet another business (currently it is: www.chantea.de). Irina is one of the most interesting female personalities I have ever met. That is why the two of them perfectly match. I guess there is never even a glimpse of boredom between them. They are like the personification of yin and yang. And if I am wrong with my assumption then they are the best actors I know 😛
The reason why I have chosen Voloda is because I want my readers to see that there are real men. I don’t only write about this topic, I show real examples.
Voloda is now 34 years old. He met his girl when he was 21 and she 18 years old. Ever since they have been inseparable soul mates. He won her with his tenacity and will power, probably not with his singing though. I am not sure he was a good singer back then already, however, Voloda has been taking professional singing lessons for almost two years and now he is the highlight of every of our encounters.
In his twenties he build up a well going business in the financial taxation sector, took care of his family back in Russia and helped friends who needed support.
Yet he didn’t fall into the soulless business man scheme. As soon as he recognized that the luxurious and dissipative life style is in its core not what he wants, he changed it.
Now, Voloda and Irina, are by far the most down-to-earth people with a strong respectful attitude towards nature and life itself. They practise spiritual techniques, altered their nutriment habits towards vegetarianism and raw food and have a very sportive way of life.
It is good to see people around who grow together, who support each other on the way towards growth and enrich one’s life as well.
Keep on going, my friends. But be careful not to become vegans of the 5th level (everything that has a shadow cannot be eaten) 😛