I am glad that you made it to this page, to know more about me because you can’t imagine how desperate I am to tell you, that if you look beyond how I introduce myself to the world, you would know that I am just a glorious mess – a perpetual work in progress. My life so far has been a romantic medley of extremes – a full-time career woman turned stay-at-home-mum, an occasional holiday traveler turned semi-digital nomad, a relentless meat-eater turned vegan, a hardcore materialist turned minimalist and an unapologetic consumerist turned anticonsumerist.
Honestly, when I look back, I I wasn’t half as passionate about things( that set my soul on fire), as I am, at this point in my life, until, Oct’2017, when I moved to Germany( to be with my husband) quitting a desk-bound life in India, only to discover a way back to myself – I discovered how I felt passionate about – expressing myself through the written word, photographing the world around me, traveling to soak into new experiences, and giving back to ‘Mother Earth’ in every possible way. When it started hitting me hard, I decided to follow my heart, and be what I am possibly meant to be( though no one knows what the future beholds). I turned down the idea to look for a job in Germany and took the plunge not just compromising on my decade-old corporate career but also financial independence. My heart was truly yearning for something more profound and I could finally break the shackles that, a certain, but an average & a delusional life, had always (and could have in future as well), created around me.
Nov’17 – I started extensively backpacking in Europe along with my husband and 1-year-old daughter then. Over the past 20 months, we have visited 20 countries, not as mere tourists, but as genuine family travelers, soaking ourselves into local experiences.
Feb’18 – I started blogging about our experiences of travel ( and life otherwise) here and microblogging on Social Media. This mixed bag of topics that I write about, on this blog, quite against the blogging norm of having a niche, can be attributed to my inability to narrow my thoughts down to just one thing and make it any less messy 🙂
June’18 – I turned Vegan and took to Minimalist lifestyle ( also as an attempt to reduce my overall carbon footprint). Travel and reading have been the most humbling experience of my life. And somewhere I felt compelled to relook at the way I consumed and thereby its impact on the environment.
Aug’18 – I started writing for various national and international publications as a freelance writer. Finding time to run a full-fledged blog has been a constant challenge especially because of being a Stay-At-Home-Mum. So writing pieces which could find a voice and reach a wider audience made more sense.
This life I have chosen for myself is highly liberating though is absolutely uncertain( both physically and financially). But it truly resonates with the fact that ” The journey of life is not meant to be feared and planned, but traveled and enjoyed”.
So I am truly savoring every bit of it, but along the way, I strongly intend to contribute in all ways possible to the world by creating something paramount.
Let’s collaborate and support each other for the causes we truly stand for and wish to contribute to. Let’s explore.