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About Me

When I was going through the woes of my early twenties (ahem, being a broke college student), I went through a LOT of self-exploration.  I guess that’s the natural cycle of life.  You graduate high school and are an adult – free to make decisions about your life as you see fit.  Yeah right – not if you’re Indian!  (and the Indians in the room just smiled with empathy).  My immigrant Indian parents, while raising us to be independent, educated and intelligent, would’ve preferred I always remain close to home.  Alas, my wings were dying to break free!  I moved to a little well-known city by the name of San Francisco.  Boy, did that place change my world. 

I studied Sociology at San Francisco State University where I can honestly say I met some of the most amazing professors and friends in my life.  Some of whom have stayed dear to me all these years later!  Besides the gain in amazing friendships, something inside of me went off – a burning passion for social activism and change.  I had been awoken.  So I chained myself to trees and lampposts at peace rallies and anti-war demonstrations – I’m telling you, the inner 60s hippie in me emerged!  I picketed and protested – and through it all, I realize I was finding myself and what I truly care about in this world.  There was a lot of hungama involved (it's Hindi - ask your token Indian friend what it means); many beaches to congregate around; bon fires to warm up to from those chilly foggy evenings, and many great conversations about the world to be had.  I did all of it.  And I had the time of my life.

Once college graduation came and left, I found myself itching to move back home, to an even smaller town named Sacramento.  I love Sacramento.  I love the hustle of a smaller city and the comforts of a quaint town.  I love exploring the river, eating up the jazz-inspired beats of Old Sacramento, checking out the live art and music of midtown, enjoying the many up and coming restaurants, shopping at boutiques and discount stores throughout the city and feeling as if I’m in the country with cows grazing down the street from my Elk Grove suburban house.  There’s something very special about this place. And although I’ve always thought of myself as a strong, powerful, independent woman, I was getting to a point in my life where I had a strong urge to settle down

In 2009, after graduating from college a couple years now and starting a career path, I married my high school sweet heart.  In 2010 we found out we were pregnant and in 2011, before our son was born, we bought our first house.  The last few years have zoomed by, and I only imagine the next few to come and go just as fast. 

When I’m not working at my government job where the mission is to serve, aid, and protect needy and vulnerable children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility, and foster independence” I’m a busy mom of a rambunctious two year old toddler, a wife of my high school sweetheart, and an excited homeowner busily renovating, decorating and enjoying all things pretty!

Which pretty much sums me and why I’m here.  I love art, music, fashion, history, makeup, home renovations, DIY projects, being in nature, crafting, decorating, being a mother, wife, and full-time career woman working to make the world a better place through social activism and change. 

I want to leave a legacy in the children I raise; in the house I create a home, and in all the lives I touch, even in the smallest way.

I vow to always be honest in my blog posts about whatever new obsession I’ve found, which usually stems around a new and fun home renovation or decorating project in my almost 2500 square foot home; eating lean, clean and green –  including great new recipes, workouts, and tips; social activism and important political issues; and lastly, being a wife and mother. 

Being a mother has changed my world.  I find myself wanting to be a better person, because of my son. But I also find myself have zero tolerance for bullshit, becauase of my son.  I only want the best for him, including being surrounded by the best people - anything less just doesn't make the cut!

I also find myself not having much time to do the 10 million things on my to-do list.  But I have found that everything must get done one way or the other, even if it’s WHILE THEY SLEEP

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US on our wedding day in 2009

My husband, Avin

 Elijah, our rambuntious lil' toddler

Harley, our boxer