I finally understand what it means to listen to my body. In 6 and a half years since I became a member of People Unlimited, I never get sick. My health is immaculate. Being around people who are living forever, I’ve totally changed my food, my lifestyle, and I just get better all the time.
I used to surf, but when I was 23, my partying social life got me too out of shape to continue. Now I wakeboard, snowboard, mountain bike and hike. I’m just inspired by people to do it.
I'm an electronics engineer born in Venezuela in 1977. I had good jobs and lots of friends. I was a party boy, drinking almost every day, going out all the time – boats, motorcycles, racing cars, you name it. My girlfriend connected with these immortals in Scottsdale. Around this time she got pregnant with my daughter, Fabiana, and we got married. She wanted to move to Scottsdale and I agreed.
I never quite fit in to any group or situation in my life. I always felt different. I sometimes asked myself: what am I doing here? Even when I was having a great time, it was just boring social stuff. I once took a cruise on a luxury yacht to the Virgin Islands with beautiful women, but when I got home, I thought: Is this it? Is this what I came to this world for? I knew I was missing something in my life.
I went to church with my family growing up, but year after year they just repeat the same thing again and again. At 13, I stopped going. It was just another place where I didn’t fit in.
I moved to Scottsdale with my wife and daughter, but then we separated. She stopped being involved in People Unlimited. But I figured I’d stick around since I came all this way and see what it was about.
I transformed from a person that didn’t care about anybody to a real giving, sensitive person. I feel in the best shape of my life. When I came here, people thought I was 35 years old, when really I was 28. Now people think I’m 30! It’s a great feeling to have people around you that just want the best for you.
I own my own business and make good money, but I don’t have that fear any more that if I don’t accomplish certain things then I’m not good enough or that I’m running out of time. Living without rejection has been one of the most wonderful experiences of my life. I always had friends before, but they would just disappear as soon as I moved on to something new. Now I have people that move on with me.
More importantly, I am now a person who doesn’t disappear on others. I will be always be here ready to support people, without any judgment. I’m not perfect and I don’t want to be. I’ve learned to accept myself – I’m the best that I can be right now. I don’t compare myself with anybody; we are all different and that’s the beauty of each person.
I started playing the bass guitar 8 months ago and now I play live in front of people. I still don’t believe how good I am. When you are fresh and new all the time, not even the sky is a limit. I could have never discovered this without People Unlimited.
I’m just a baby in an infinite world. I’m an open person that does not have any limits at all. I’m in constant change and constant transformation. I don’t recognize myself any more and I don’t want to, because tomorrow I will be different. People Unlimited has taught me to find my joy in transformation.