Hi, I'm Aanal! (Ah! - null)

I'm a software developer, an older sister, a first generation Indian-American, and a Colorado Native! 

A few years ago I found myself lost. I didn't know what I wanted out of life, wasn't spending time on things I loved and no clue where my journey was going; I didn't have a plan. And I'm a planner! So I started my 2014 with a solid goal in mind...

"Invest In Yourself"

I realized that I have so many things I want to accomplish in my life but hadn't been pursuing any of them; instead I was making excuses! So I started making the choice to spend my time and focus on me, find the best version of myself and grow to be that person! 

In 2015 I mainly focused on my career...I knew I loved coding and I wanted to pursue that, so I immersed myself in computer programming! I also started to dedicate more of myself to my artwork - mainly crafts, scrapbooking and oil painting - and discovering all the other things that I love investing my time in! I started writing down all the different things I wanted to accomplish and started planning when to do them! Hence.... living Beyond Pages

Today that 'bucket list' has grown more into a bucket notebook, and I actually have to limit how many of the items I can accomplish in a year! I have learned so much about myself and continue to explore and try to grow into the best version of myself that I can! Today I'm genuinely happy; so here I am blogging about my passions in the hope that I can inspire you to go out and discover yours!