…Liebster award!

My friend and fellow blogger Heather asked if I wanted to participate, and since I love completing surveys/answering questions, I said yes.

So let’s get started!

What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who walk super duper slow and then don’t move out of the way when they see/hear people coming.  Actually, just inconsiderate people in general.

How did you come up with your blog name?
I knew I wanted my blog name to incorporate the Indian culture in some way.  As I was cleaning my kitchen one night, I started brainstorming potential names.  This was actually the same night I decided to start blogging.  Almost immediately the word strength came to mind, and then I thought about what the Indian equivalent for that was…SHAKTI which is strength in Sanskrit!  When I told Vishnu that I named my blog Inner Shakti, he suggested adding My to make it more personal.  Done and done!

Who or what is your biggest inspiration?
My parents are my biggest inspiration.  Not only have the given me and my sister anything and everything we could ever need/want, but they continue to enrich their own lives with meaningful pursuits and experiences.  Even when it’s hard to do so, they have fun and make the most of every situation. 

Mom and Dad

What’s the riskiest decision you have ever made?
In the spring of 2008, my friend Jigna and I decided that we wanted to be adventurous and spontaneous.  So we decided to go skydiving.  Except we didn’t tell anyone.  When we got to the site, we basically signed our lives away (I almost backed out at this point).  It was one of the most thrilling experiences of my life, but looking back, I now realize how risky it was.  Never again!


What is one thing that they should teach in school that isn’t being taught right now?
Two things – personal finance and nutrition.  These two topics need to be weaved into every school’s curriculum across the country.  I truly believe our country’s future depends on it.

If you could hear anyone from history give a speech who would it be?
Mahatma Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr.  Kind of expected I know, but these two men fought long and hard for equality and their messages weren’t as much political in nature as they were human.  Regardless of what anyone says, these two men put their lives on the line for progress, change, and love.  

Gandhi quote

What is your favorite aspect of your blog?
I honestly love how random my blog is.  Not only does that afford me the opportunity to write about whatever I want, but it makes the process of blogging so much fun.  It never feels like a chore because no topic is off limits!

What is your favorite accent?
The British accent.  LOVE! 

Would you rather be invisible or be able to fly?
I would rather be able to fly.  Think of all the savings – gas, airfare, time, etc!  Someone needs to get on this ASAP.

If you had to give one object to every person in the world what would it be?
I would give every person in the world a picture of someone else in the world.  On the back of the picture would be that person’s story – who they are, where they live, what they love, what they struggle with, etc.  A twist on Humans of New York if you will!

Happy Monday!

Answer one or all of these!
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
What’s the riskiest decision you have ever made?
Would you rather be invisible or be able to fly?

By Parita

7 thoughts on “I Was Selected for the…”
  1. Oh woah I had no idea you’d been skydiving- I’d love to one day but I don’t think I’d tell anyone beforehand…at least not my family as I know they’d be so against it! Given your love for the British accent, you must be heaven during your trips to London. Personally I prefer the American accent, especially on guys…dreamy!
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  2. This is sweet! I love how we now know a few more tidbits about you! I too would have LOVED to hear Gandhi or MLK Jr. speak. My FIL actually did hear him speak when he was about 12; and REB’s grandfather (FIL’s father) “escaped” from the south before Civil Rights. It’s kind of cool to know I literally married into history! And my parents were born before India’s revolution so it’s weird to think how many of my family’s records don’t exist because they were burned by the British during all that craziness!! So it’s hard for us trace our ancestry!
    i’m with you on the favorite accent – I looove listening to someone British speak, or French. I could have sat at a brasserie in Paris and listened to everyone around me for hours!

    1. OMGGG YES! slow paced things are the worst. Especially on the road. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people don’t use their signal when driving. Or they turn it on AS they’re turning. Ugh!

  3. My biggest pet peeve is when someone acts like they are inconvenienced by you. Especially in a setting where I’m paying for a good/service and that person is being paid to perform the service. It frustrates me to no end!

    I love learning more about you! I want to go sky diving but my husband veto’d that idea. I’m hoping to wear him down by my 40th birthday 🙂
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