10 years ago, we met during a friend’s birthday party and have been together ever since! The evening we met, we stayed up laughing and eating late night food until the next morning. Our love for each other has only grown with time. After a few years together, we got married, bought a home in one of our favorite NYC neighborhoods, traveled to 8 countries, and had a beautiful baby boy named Shaan, with lots of love and laughs in between.
Prior to living in NYC, Sachin grew up in Florida. He and his older brother were close in age and in spirit, spending lots of time together pursuing similar interests. Shirin grew up in Dallas and went to university in Philadelphia. Our paths finally converged in NYC shortly after college, a city that has fulfilled so many of our dreams, both as individuals and as a couple.
Today, we have a good balance of work and personal time. For work, Sachin spends his days in advertising and Shirin spends hers in finance. Said simply, he sells stuff and she manages money. We enjoy our careers and, more importantly, the life we are able to live because of them.
As we move into the next chapter in our life, we couldn’t be more excited about adopting a child and showering them with love!
We live in Manhattan in a two bedroom apartment. Our neighborhood is great for young families thanks to numerous parks and public spaces for children. It is also centrally located to most places in the city. Fun fact: Sachin’s office is only a 5 minute walk away. We live close enough to the main train stations, which makes it easy to visit family and friends, as well as take mini getaways to the beach and mountains. During the summer, we love to spend time outdoors at parks or beaches, and in the winter, we love to go skiing.
The schools are great in our area, and our neighborhood is filled with children. Our building has a rooftop terrace, large common area with a fun game room, and peaceful garden. Our neighborhood has Madison Square Park and Playground, Madison Square Garden, and amazing restaurants and shops. We are also close to several museums, with our favorite one being the Natural History Museum because of the enormous dinosaur exhibit. Our neighborhood is a great area to raise a child with a safe and loving place to call home.
From Sachin's perspective: Shirin is the love of my life and has taught me more than she will ever know, including compassion for others and better grammar…I probably needed the grammar help :). Shirin is simply loved and respected by everyone who meets her. I’m constantly impressed by how people warm to her. By just being her caring and fun self, she makes friends wherever she goes. I love how genuine she is with our friends and family and how her secret superpower is making people feel comfortable in any environment.
Since we had our son, Shaan, she’s grown into such an incredible mother. Shirin is constantly playing and laughing with him and reads many books to him daily. I couldn’t have asked for a better wife and mother for Shaan.
From Shirin's perspective: Sachin is a loving, thoughtful, and spontaneous husband and father. He has a huge heart, and he is fiercely loyal to his friends and family, especially to me and Shaan. He was so excited to become a father, and my heart bursts with happiness when I see him and Shaan together. He is dedicated to growing his career and is loved and admired by all who know him, including his nieces and nephews.
Sachin is one of the most focused individuals I have ever met. When he sets his mind to something, he does everything he can to achieve it, whether it’s jumpstarting his career or making plans for our family’s future. We have a wonderful life together, largely thanks to him.