Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Time to look back and celebrate!

This past year has been the most phenomenal and eventful year of my life. And I have grown more as an individual than I did in several years put together. One of my self-enhancing initiatives last year was to learn to live with less. I was a recovering shopaholic and it did nothing at all for my self-esteem. My personal style still lacked a distinct image. I realized that I was trying to live up to others’ image of who I should be. So I gave up on this headless chicken run and set forth to find my own identity. And so started the blog www.lifein2suitcases.com
I did not even know that there were a lot of people following my personal quest. And was pleasantly surprised when Sunday mid-day got in touch with me to write an article on my quest to de-clutter my life and find an emotional and spiritual balance.
So this is what was published.



To read the entire 2 page article, use this link to get to the Sunday epaper. http://epaper2.mid-day.com/epaperhome.aspx?issue=24102010&edd=mumbai
Please scroll down to page 28-29 to read the story.

To read my blog on de-cluttering, visit www.lifein2suitcases.com

Been out of action for a while. Will surely catch up with you all now. Thanks for your support and the positive influences I have found in the blogosphere.

39 comments:

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Pratishtha,
How are you? I am so glad you stopped by. Good luck on the giveaway, Molly does a fantastic job. Hope this finds you well and happy. I have been catching up on your blog - Blogger must have dropped me from your feed, I will re-follow.
Sorry to hear about your Dad, hope he is feeling better.
This is a fantastic article. You are right on track, I think we all need to do this. Well done! I am off now to read the entire article.
Thank you for your kind words about the mag, the Holiday issue is just about ready!!
Take care,
Mimi

thesydneygirl said...

how fabulous that you got published. and you are sending out a great message! :) x

Closet Fashionista said...

Oh wow how cool!!!! Congrats on that :D :D
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Couture Carrie said...

Good for you, darling!

xoxox,
CC

design traveller said...

Learn to live with less... great aim! Congratulations!
How come I didn't know that you have another blog?

Venus In Virgo said...

Great post! I think most women need to address this issue of over shopping, I remember when I decide to let go I cleaned out my entire closet of stuff designer brand sand all and gave them all to charity, It felt great! It's all nice to read others who are trying to be more spiritually in tune. Thanks for sharing :)

shari @ little blue deer said...

This is awesome! Good for you, I am so with you. For me, this started with a spiritual journey and then the impulse to buy stuff and worry about my appearance started to become less and less important. Pretty amazing (though yes, I still love fashion!). XX!

Berlin said...

Oh, you too were unwell last week? Hope you feel better now :>

Congratulations on the article on you! It must have been an amazing feeling. I know I am the type who loves to shop, but my parents are the one with the money so they decide what to buy. I only get new clothes once or twice a year. But I'm kind of happy with this xD

Paper butterflies,
Berlin

Joanne Faith said...

Congrats on the article, must have been amazing to see it! I didn't know that you had another blog but I am checking it out now, I love the idea and identify with where you are coming from!

http://joannefaith.com

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Great post and fantastic article! Congratulations on being published and even more congratulations on finding the path t who you really are. So many of us get lost in the chase to live uo to the standard. Mind you, nobody really knows who set it to be so shallow and so about "now". I have been fighting with the same problem and finally came to the conclusion that what matters is how you feel with yourself, not with your new clothes or shoes or bags. I admire you so much for being strong and fabulous!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Pratishtha, this is amazing. I will definitely read your article. I always had the ideal to be able to put all my belonings into a suitcase (it's not realistic anymore though :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

How exciting! Congrats, sweetie! xoxo

Amelia is... said...

What a lovely blog. Thank you so much for your comment, it truly has brightened by day. I am so glad that you like it and that you could find inspiration in it. It has been over a year and almost 400 secrets and I still find it surprising and heart warming when someone connects to them.

xx

www.ameliais.blogspot.com

style'n said...

wow congrats to you for being featured and I had no idea you were a shopaholic! And that you have another blog??? thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend!! naina

indianmakeupways said...

thanks for stopping by my blog. am not much of a fashion blogger but I do like ur blog & congrats on getting featured on midday

Anna Liesemeyer said...

Pratishtha,
I think its incredible how you have overcome these hurdles in your life. Its very inspiring. Many people never face their inner battles until its damaged too much. I am constantly fighting the idea that I need to have more and buy more. Every woman does do some degree:)
Thanks for sharing your story!
Anna

Couture Carrie said...

Congrats, darling! You won my PacSun Scarf Giveaway! Just email me your full name and address to carriecalligraphy@gmail.com!

xoxox,
CC

Audrey Allure said...

Congrats! :)

Sabina said...

Cool! :)) I like your blog, I hope you're going to take the time to visit mine - I have a feeling you'll like it :)) Can't wait to hear from you and of course feel free to follow me anytime (if you like my blog of course :))! <3

My Republic of Fashion said...

Amazing article. Congrats on being published. :)SarahD

Fashion Cappuccino said...

You are such an inspiration!! I love your story!! xxooxxoo

Pepper said...

Thank you for stopping by at my space. You have some interesting stuff here. And congrats for getting published :)

Design Elements said...

great message! congrats!

Punctuation Mark said...

i think you're right and we can live with so much less of what we have... congrats on the article!

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

i love the idea of that site. and it's really great that you were featured in that article.

i want to see pictures of your halloween costume. was it a fun party? were you Sookie Stackhouse?

http://ohtobeamuse.com

Haute World said...

I'll have to check out that article! I've read from several bloggers that shared the same problem and some still struggle (to the point they have problems paying off their credit cards). I'm glad you decided to de-clutter! And congrats for being featured!

Tights Lover said...

Great read, I loved it!

Venus In Virgo said...

Hey,
II get more info on Skin Food Cosmetics I'll post about it, thanks for your comments XOXO

Taj Acosta said...

Hi doll,
this is such great news to read about your article! Isn't it amazing how we can turn nothing into something in our lives that actually ends up to be a blessing! I love that your story is progressive! Hope all is well ;)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Congrats!! That is SO awesome. :) Definitely checking out your other blog now. xo

Berlin said...

Thank you very much for your thoughts on the painting.

Tomorrow will be a new post, feel free to leave your thoughts on that when you are free :D

Pumpkins bobbing down the street,
Berlin

Style Attic said...

Thank you for visiting me :) Blogging is amazing isn't it? 7 months ago, I had no clue what I was beginning. quite the journey and you realize so much by posting thoughts and ramblings. Take care and I'll come visit again XOXO

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Dear Pratishtha, your Halloween costume sounds amazing! I hope you had fabulous time, I am still recovering from my very eciting Halloween. I am wishing you wonderful Wednesday!:-)

Sydnie said...

Wow, that's amazing that you were published! What an accomplishment! I'm a shop-a-holic, too ... it's a tough thing to overcome! You should be proud!

Sydnie
www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

I think it's commendable to say the least. It's all doable and I don't believe in the hoard game either. Although I couldn't give up on stuff that I already have, I do take pride in the fact that I'm not one of those who buy things more than necessary, even if I'd love to. Well, agreed that most of it is due to my limited personal funds but even otherwise, I would not like to spend oodles of money/time on two pairs of white shoes. You know what I mean? :) Plus, I also thoroughly use what I buy rather than forgetting it after a while and getting over it already.

However, the road you've chosen, is a really commendable path. I don't even know how to say it better! You deserve every bit of praise!

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Pratishtha,when I was writing my last post on the subject of fabulous Turbans, I thought of you and your beautiful country. I would love to hear your opinion!:-)

rebecca said...

wow, well done for being featured! and for such a good thing (:

http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

Couture Carrie said...

P.S. Glad you received the scarf and that you like it :)

xoxox,
CC

The Owl's Closet said...

Congratulations on your article!! I definitely have been pondering similar issues regarding simplification. Thank you for sharing ur thoughts and journey with us:)

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com