10 People Who Proved That in Just One Year You Can Change Everything
Our world is a very funny place. We run behind money for at least 12 hours a day and end up doing stuff that we don't like. The question here is, do we even need extra money? No, right? Then why not do something that we like? The way Julia Savitskaya.
Savitskaya lived a life that tons of young women just dream of! She was in fashion, she worked at Dior and had internships in Paris. But then, she realized that this is not what she is born to do. As luck may have it, backpacking to Nepal changed her life forever. There she met Kiev-born Anton Gurkov and now they travel together. In fact, this is what they do for living.
Both of them together launched a company called "Girls in Travel," which organizes all-girl Travel-hen parties.
#9 49 Is The New 19
Who knew Grey hair would make you this famous. Popular fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana was looking for a model and Cindy Joseph, a 49 year old caught their fancy.
After modeling for various brands, she has now decided to create her own line of makeup and skin products that promise brilliant rejuvenation. Age truly has no bar, and we couldn't agree more.
#8 Bejeweling Shoes= A Million Dollar Business
What does a 40 year old mother of three do to earn a million bucks? Simple. Ask her kids to help her in a fun craft!
Sheri Schmelzer used simple crocs and started decorating their holes with artsy stuff and thus was born her company Jibbitz! The idea was so appealing that by August 2006, sales had crossed $2.2 million and after a year an a half the Crocs company purchased Jibbitz for a whooping $1o million dollar!
Keep reading ahead to see more such people.
#7 The Big Jump At 60
While most 60 year olds think of knitting sweaters for their grand kids or finally taking a break, Eugene was out to test some adventurous waters!
Choosing high board diving as her post retirement profession, she has not only startled the family, but also the rest of the world. She took only one year to get into shape and then competed in the European Championship. And guess what - The Woman Came First!
#6 Thumbs Up For hitchhiking!
Post retirement boredom was not going to bother this jubilant soul! So once she put down her papers at 55 years, she decided to travel!
After 40 countries and each nook and corner of Russia, the world was Sonya Sagitova's playground. She says, "Doctors diagnosed me with numerous diseases, and they even suggested applying for disability benefits. But I'm no handicapped person! I'm traveling the world nonstop."
#5 Care To Be An Emergency Response Worker?
Leaving a lucrative law career and a family business, Oksana Chevalier made 'saving lives' her daily job. Russia's only female emergency response worker on water, Oksana serves at the Federal Rescue Service Unit in Moscow.
It all started when she attended a stunt school and came in contact with coaches from FRS. Hearing about their work, she was elated and soon volunteered at Spasreserve and Liza Alert - Russia's missing people search forums. Life goals, isn't it?
#4 Lose Weight, Change Life...
A happy couple Justin and Lauren Shelton, enjoyed the perks of life before tragedy hit them. At a combined weight of over 750 pounds (340 kg), their life changed when the guy fell ill and was diagnosed with a kidney infection.
Now, when he went for a check up, the imaging machine just wouldn't support Justin's weight. Realizing their faults, they consciously decided to make a change. Intense diets and exercises followed and Justin lost upto 385 pounds (175 kg) and Lauren, upto 172 pounds (78 kg).
#3 Money is for the weak!
Would you be able to leave the comforts and luxuries of your life to live a penniless one? Well, we know we certainly would have trouble even thinking of it!
But not Heidemarie Schwermer. Donating all her life's savings to the poor, barring only a suitcase of her bare essentials the woman made a resolution in 1996 to live life without money.
Initially, she would do odd jobs like wash windows, walk dogs, clean houses in exchange of food and lodging. Now 70, she offers consultations and lectures on life without valuable property. What started off as a one year resolution, turned out to be a lifelong one. Boy, what an idea! Money is for the weak!
#2 Tattoo Fights Against Cancer
A tattoo artist from Moscow, Rinat Karimov, took to social media as a fight against cancer! On his instagram page @rinat_vs_lymphoma, the guy would post pictures and short videos of his days with Lymphoma - cancer of the blood lymphatic system.
The page has a rather colorful descriptor - "Photoblog on how I became ill with lymphoma and how it kicked ass live(for those who have no clue - read first)". The man fought the disease and documented it for 53 weeks and today has 73,000 followers!
#1 From Fat To Fit
Tatyana Rybakova was 14 when she weighed 220 pounds (100 kg). Bullied due to her obesity, the girl took it up as a mission to get fit. Now 24, she weighs a feeble 110 pounds (50 kg).
But this didn't come easy. After a range of diets, exercises and mental motivation she could achieve her goals. Today a a blogger and author of a book called "How I lost 55 kg" Tatyana says this was her own Cinderalla story! She also offers consultations on healthy living and posts related videos on her vlog.
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