Birthdays have always been super special for me, as I take them to celebrate the gift of my life and give thanks for all that I have received. My life in Mumbai, my family, friends, and career are truly a big blessing and birthdays for me are a time of reflection, not only a celebration. While I usually like to take the day off to get pampered and go to a spa on my birthday, this year was a little bit different for me because I got to travel to Germany for work. Of course, work takes a priority over my pampering this year, but that didn’t stop me from having some fun!
This year, I am celebrating my birthday in my own country after such a long time. It feels nostalgic and beautiful to be back, especially since I’ve moved to India, I haven’t gotten the chance to spend time with my friends and family back home during my birthday. It’s special, even though I did in fact shoot and worked right through the day. As you all know and have seen on my Instagram, I am currently shooting for the German show EUROMAXX on the Deutsche Welle (DW) channel, so I spent my birthday doing what I do best, but also with lots of free time to play. I gallivanted with my mom across the city, along with my best friend, and some other very close friends, including the EUROMAXX team that made me feel like a queen by organizing a small party for me during the shoot. Of course, the day did not pass without me indulging in my favourite German delicacies like bratwurst and gulasch. I even visited multiple bakeries for delicious pastries and sweets because no birthday is complete without lot of delicious food!
But even though birthdays should usually be all about whoever is celebrating it, I can’t help but mention that my baby, and charity organization, Seams For Dreams also celebrates its 4th birthday! Seams For Dreams has grown so much and I am extremely grateful for my entire team for helping the organization expand into what it is today. I created this organization on my birthday four years ago and every year since we’ve started, I have witnessed how amazing our entire operation has blossomed and created real impact in the lives of those less fortunate. The real blessing is to be reminded every year to keep on doing good and spreading joy in our communities.
Lastly, I am so thankful for all the love and well wishes I received on my birthday. It wouldn’t be possible for me to reply to all but I am sending my love to you all through this blog.