My 33rd year was one of the most wonderful, unexpected, and transformative years of my life. When I started Project 33, I had no idea what the journey I’d go through during this year. I started the year as a Brahmacharini, began working at a great startup, in one of the most challenging and rewarding roles of my career, made incredible friends, experienced clinical depression, recovered, traveled, fell in love, got engaged, and moved to Switzerland.
Come on a journey with me and flip through the pages of this transformative year.
A year to remember
Location: Los Angeles Date: May 24 How: During Darshan with Paramahamsa Vishwananda My close friend and fellow Atma Kriya Yogi who has been following Paramahamsa Vishwananda’s teachings for about a year and a half now finally got the chance to ask him in person whether he’s her Guru.
It was my Guru Paramahamsa Vishwananda’s appearance day today. We say “appearance day” instead of “birthday” because he’s an Avatar. You have to be aware of, well versed in, and accepting of the concept of reincarnation to understand that.
BThis is my father who I affectionately call Bapi and he’s the most misunderstood man in the world. My parents split up when I was about 4 years old.
I’ve been very fortunate and have lived in some amazing waterfront cities like my current hometown Toronto, Sydney, London and New York, and I’ve gone on touristy cruises around those all of those cities except for Toronto.
The last time I spent Navaratri at my ashram Shree Peetha Nilaya was in 2013. Had to wait 4 years to experience it again but I’m so grateful that the Divine Mother and Gurudev gave me the opportunity to be at the epic Bhakti Marga Navaratri celebrations again.
My bedtime reading right now. I try to read one verse each night and quickly jot down how that resonates with particular situations in my life at that moment and the practical lesson I learn from that verse, in real life.
My friend Leyla and I met up for lunch today and caught up about working in startups, past work relationships, spirituality, and friendships.
Reading this book now. I recommend it! Some cool audience members and Chris fans who came out to see him and support his book tour.
I missed a day of photographing recently so I didn’t want to take the chance today and started snapping bright and early, on the subway on my way to work.
One of my lifelong goals was accomplished today. I taught meditation in my office! The opportunity came when our Head of Talent, Emma, sent a message to the whole office asking for suggestions about what we’d like to learn about in our weekly lunch and learns.
This is the highlight of moving to Switzerland; I’m driving distance from Bhakti Marga’s main ashram, Shree Peetha Nilaya. These photos were taken well after midnight, after a long day of driving and receiving Darshan from my Guru, Paramahamsa Vishwananda.