I am Shilpa! And I’m glad you're here!

I was born in the Himachali town of Dharamsala and have lived in Delhi, AP/Telangana, MP, Goa and J&K.

I spent almost all my summer holidays in Goa, where my grandparents lived. For an year, I lived in England where I gained my Master's in Criminology. (Not joking!)

Career-wise, I am a social development professional who has worked with major national, international and governmental organizations in the field of anti-human trafficking, irregular immigration, rural development, gender and refugees. Currently, I am studying for a PhD in Social Sciences.

Personally, I am married to a soldier, so it defines a major part of that life, you know, like worrying about his safety, postings, planning events, cooking for a whole village and running around in sarees, all the while trying to look graceful (#epicfail). But I’m on a constant endeavor to explore and maintain my personality beyond being an army wife. It helps me to stay grounded and grateful.

In the summer of 2018, I gave birth to my baby boy, known here as 'The bub' who I spend all of his awake time with. I write for this blog during his nap times or at night when he goes to sleep and that is why at present, I am able to manage just a couple of posts a week.

Things I love are – travelling, learning, walking, happy kids, handmade things, meaningful conversations, red lips and being home.

Things that freak me out – snakes, ghosts, judgmental people, negativity and theme parties.

This blog is a platform for me to create a happy, positive and upbeat space where I can learn and share interesting aspects of love, life, motherhood and travel with like-minded people.

The major themes you will come across on this blog are navigating motherhood and marriage in a modern world, travel tales, my experiments with minimalism and life in the army.

Some of the links on the blog are affiliate links. Their sole purpose is to support this blog so that I can spend more time in creating quality content and investing in a better reader experience.

I hope you enjoy reading my posts here as much as I enjoy writing them!

If you have anything to say, share or rant, write to me at shilpaspisal@gmail.com 

You can also follow my daily musings on instagram @shilpasinghpisal or follow the blog on Facebook.

Thank you for your time!


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