Adiventurous – a name suggested spontaneously by my dear friend, Vai, when we were setting up a social media account over a decade ago. Coming from my name Aditi (which means “limitless/unbounded”) + adventurous, she said, “This is you”.
When I thought of setting up a blog following my first solo trip (at the age of 33) across South America, adiventurous was a natural choice to document my travel adventures.
I owe the birth of this blog to my former colleague, Chriselle, who very generously spent days and nights setting this up for me. Unfortunately, I didn’t do much after the site was up in 2015.
I started with the idea of this being a travel blog but I felt so much pressure seeing all the beautiful travel blogs online. Everyday I was thinking “Who wants to read my stuff?”, “This is too much work”, “Will I sound like I’m bragging?”, “What difference will it make?” All that confusion, the aim to please a non-existent audience, coupled with laziness led to me abandoning this completely.
Over the years, I have grown dramatically as a person. I started questioning things around me more and more. After watching documentaries like Cowspiracy and hundreds of YouTube videos documenting animal cruelty, I went from vegetarian to vegan in January 2017. Now that it has been over 3.5 years, I thought I could use this space again for sharing some vegan inspiration as an extension of my Instagram page @adiventurousvegan.
I hope what I share can help make a difference to some life in some way. If I succeed in making you feel hopeful, excited or inspired, and in turn contribute to saving animal lives and our planet, it’ll be a job well done.
Born and brought up in Bombay/Mumbai, India, I had lived here all my life until I went to college in the US and then for my Master’s in Applied Economics to Singapore. Soon after, I moved back to Bombay and tried my hand at several jobs related to economic research. After some freelancing work, I eventually ended up at a consulting firm and set up their Communication department. While it was far from my Economics degree, the idea of starting something from scratch was exciting. After 3.5 years as the Head of the Communication team there, I decided to quit in search of something more meaningful.
Some more facts
- Vegan food and travel are two of my favourite things. While my travel page didn’t get very far, you can see my vegan food trail on my Instagram @adiventurousvegan. I have to admit, I wasn’t interested in cooking (and rebelled against it in principle) until I was 35 but once I began, I loved it!
- I was exposed to various spiritual concepts and healing modalities over the last few years and now practice Hatha Yoga, Usui Reiki, Magnified Healing®, Animal Communication, Crystal Healing, and more.
- I love animals so knowingly hurting a life for anything – my taste buds, fashion, convenience or habit – didn’t make sense to me once I made the connection between dairy products and the cruelty behind them. I’d already quit leather, wool, etc. in my early 20s. I also learnt that veganism goes far beyond animals. I will share more on my vegan journey in a separate post.
- I have a 12-year-old cat, Tinkster, who adopted us and is an absolute fluffball. P.S: She loves her vegan cat food, Ami Cat.
- I love nature and being outdoors in a clean, green place or by the sea really fills my heart with joy.
- I have few close friends who are truly like family.
- I enjoy learning new languages and besides my mother tongue, Gujarati, and Hindi, I know a bit of Marathi, French and Spanish and hope to learn German and Mandarin.
- I am a quiet, curious person and enjoy learning new things everyday. 🤓
- Despite what most people may know/think of India, I am lucky to have a family with a liberal mindset. At 25, while many I knew were getting married, my parents supported me in going to Singapore for my Master’s degree as that’s what I really wanted at that time. After I came back to Bombay, I asked them to set me up with guys as I hadn’t met anyone while I was abroad. #IndianMatchmaking style! Those years didn’t go well at all 😅 and warrant a separate blog post I guess! I finally met my partner in January 2016 and feel blessed and grateful everyday for the journey we’re on. 🧿 We live together and have decided not to have children as our contribution to the planet. Our aim is to tread as lightly as we can physically and spiritually.
That’s all from me for now! Hope you enjoy my blog.