Embrace Yourself: The Start Of Something Wonderful

Everywhere I went, they asked me, “What do you do?” I didn’t know how to answer that. I did so many things. And like Alice, I felt like I would change so many times over.

Dhruvi aka Alice
Dhruvi aka Alice

Then one day, it occurred to me. Who I was was more important than what I did. I was a strong girl when I began, full of thoughts and ideas about the way of life. I felt like I could take on anything. My words were my strength. I considered myself a writer. That was also my reply when someone asked me what I did. But somewhere in time, along the way, I felt I was being defined by words. I was slotting myself into categories. I was either a writer, a stylist, a blogger or a girl waiting to meet a boy. I went into a cocoon. I found comfort hiding behind these titles. I was static. Until one day, my heart started beating really fast. Every conversation I had was with another woman who had found herself. And somehow I was waiting. To break free from the cocoon. And emerge a butterfly. A happy creature with wings that could lift any weight on my shoulders. I came into my own and was truly my best self. I feel like that even now. Lighter, free and ready to take on the world. Almost as if my whole life has been a preparation for this very moment. Where I can put my best self forward and vibe on the same frequency as others.

I know there are many more who feel this way. And so, with this post, I am kick-starting a campaign. ‘Embrace yourself‘ is an all inclusive collaboration of cross-cultural and multi-faced creators who have one primary goal. To come into their own and give back to society and the world at large.

I have already embarked on this venture with a hugely talented and diverse set of women. I am going to trace their individual journeys for you. Keep reading until the end for a surprise. Continue reading Embrace Yourself: The Start Of Something Wonderful

Some cravings are big!

It’s unfortunate that I have to rethink titles for this blog post in attempt to make it sound not dirty. And yet, I fail.

So, you know there are those days in every girl’s life when you crave bizarre things? I will never get over craving ‘kamrak’ when I was fasting? I mean, tangy green star-shaped fruit, really?

"kamrak" and mangoes anyone?

As you guys already know, I have a major sweet tooth. I open the fridge every now and then hoping to find some exotic chocolate. It usually doesn’t work. I must eat a sweet dish to end my meal, as much as possible! I’m being truthful.

As I mentioned earlier, over a month and a week ago was my birthday. My best friend had declared the theme to be ‘Alice in Wonderland’. We found some fun plates, glasses and stirrers. Even then, I was stressing too much, hoping to find cakes and drinks around the house, shrinking and blowing me up as and when I please. I had to snap out of Wonderland, because that wasn’t happening.

What did happen though was a giant cupcake. I gifted myself one on my birthday. There’s no better cure to mood-swings than generous doses of self-love. Try it!

Isn’t it sweet? I enjoyed it a little too much. You can get yourself one by placing an order a day in advance at Butterfly in Khar. For details, click here.

I think it’s really sweet to have messages written in icing on your cake.

Although, not everyone will take it in the right spirit. Remember, Miranda in Sex & the City freaking out when she reads ‘I Love You’ written on a giant chocolate chip cookie. She eats all of it by herself!

I love birthdays and presents and cakes! And right now, I’m craving a giant cupcake. Since I know I’m not getting one more, a triple scoop hot fudge ice-cream sundae would be nice. 🙂

image via pitchengine.com

What are your big cravings? Did you ever get yourself a giant dessert?