With love, Ila
Living my best life <3

Welcome to With love, Ila

If someone had told me a few years ago that I should write something for the entire internet world to read, I would have thought they were insane! Okay, I’ll admit it isn’t the whole internet world! I don’t think everyone on the internet reads my blog( yet 😉 ). The concept of blogging wasn’t totally foreign to me, and I had always desired to have one. But I had never considered myself capable enough of expressing myself or talking about topics I love even verbally, let alone in the form of articles. That was until I took the plunge and published my first article on With love, Ila!

My story..

Okay, first and foremost, allow me to introduce myself! I come from the South Indian seaside city of Mangalore. Having spent my entire childhood outdoors, doing all sorts of adventurous things, the thought of a 9-5 desk job did not quite fascinate me. That pushed me to quit my full-time job as a software engineer for a reputed tech giant in early 2020.

16-year-old me soaking up the rays of the setting sun

After I resigned, It did not take me long to realize that, though I knew what I didn’t want to do with my life, I had no idea what I did want to do either! I wished to find a job that would allow me to do what I wanted when I wanted. A job that would give me the freedom and flexibility of working remotely from a mountain resort or in my pajamas at home! A job that could give me the time to do things I loved doing! Like gardening! or traveling!

What followed is something that I can only describe as the worst phase of my life! An agonizing year of feeling hopeless and stranded without a career. Depression, anxiety, and health issues got the best of me. That is when I discerned that I needed a place to articulate my thoughts, to help me cope with my state. And starting a blog, I thought, was one way I could do that! I had always wanted to have a blog. After all, what did I have to lose?

Never in my wildest dreams did I see myself making a living by writing about things that I loved. But blogging helped me do just that! And that, my friends, is how “With love, Ila” came into being. It is a place where I pour my heart out, trying to make a difference in people’s lives. I believe anyone can turn around their life if they wish to do so. This blog is where I help people do just that.

What’s in store for you..

This space is where I like to express my perspectives on several topics. I want With love,  Ila to be a community that belongs to everyone. I do not wish to restrict it to one niche or one kind of audience and hope to create a diverse community of people talking about things they love.

You will find a plethora of topics on this blog. Productivity tips, self-improvement advice, lifestyle pointers, gardening know-how, home improvement advice, organization hacks are just a few to name. Perhaps even some blogging guidance in the future! Search it, and you will find it all here!

I hope you will join me on this voyage at With love Ila, so that we may all grow as individuals and as a community. Please feel free to leave a comment about yourself, your life, or anything else you’d want to share with us. I’d love to hear from individuals from all walks of life.

If you would like to get in touch with me or have something you would like to share with me, please drop me an email at [email protected], and I would be more than happy to respond. You can also connect with me on social media.

Hope to see you around soon.

With love,


4 thoughts on “About”

  1. Akhila…Yesssssss……. this is toooo good….. love it… this was my dream but still in my thoughts only…. I am your FAN now! Ofcourse this blog will help to create positive impact in other’s life, as writing is also a meditation tool it can do wonders to self as well. All the very best my dear… keep writing…
    Joined in your Voyage
    with love and light

    • Thank you so very much. ❤️ It had been a long-held dream of mine, and after soo much contemplation, I have finally been able to start one. I genuinely hope it makes a difference as it made in mine. This blog has truly changed me as a human being. Welcome to the adventure. I Hope we all travel together towards a beautiful tomorrow.❤️
      With Love, 


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