Life in DC

How to Start Training for a Marathon

How to Start Training for a Marathon

If you’ve been running for a while, it may be the moment when you decide it’s time to train for a marathon. Most runners have a marathon in their sights as something they want to achieve at some point. If you’re new to the world […]

How to De-stress During Quarantine: Finding Joy in Frugality

How to De-stress During Quarantine: Finding Joy in Frugality

Burnout Lately, I have been burned out at work. In order to make up for my back of a degree in tech and to prove myself, I have been working anytime I can. That is, besides taking care of kids and housework, most of what […]

Why & How We’re Planning to Move to Seattle: Careers, Landlording, Renting, School & Budget

Why & How We’re Planning to Move to Seattle: Careers, Landlording, Renting, School & Budget

THE WHY After making a career change and getting a full-time job in Seattle, I knew I would have to move to the city. But due to Covid, I have been working from home at the current company for almost a year. With vaccines being […]

Thankful for All the Little & Simple Things in Life

Thankful for All the Little & Simple Things in Life

Every year before Thanksgiving, I would publish a post about the 10 things I am grateful for in that particular year. Usually, it’s about more or less the same things: family, friends, jobs, house, kids, health, etc. You can see the posts from the previous […]

8 Products That Can Keep You Sane During Quarantine

8 Products That Can Keep You Sane During Quarantine

If you are tired of staying at home all day, you are not alone. Mr. FAF and I have been working from home since March while taking care of our kids. Every weekend, the question we keep asking ourselves seems to always stay the same: […]

A Day in the Life of Two Working Parents During COVID

A Day in the Life of Two Working Parents During COVID

Mr. FAF and I sometimes wonder how other parents are handling work, housework, kids, and school all at once. In this post, I will share with you our schedules as two working parents during the pandemic. A little bit about us. Mr. FAF and I […]

6 Things To Do To Start Minimalism & Live Happily

6 Things To Do To Start Minimalism & Live Happily

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking long and hard a lot what it is what I want to and need to do to pursue a minimalist lifestyle. The goal is to simplify my life and help me deal with all the stress and […]

How My New Six-figure Income As A Software Engineer Has Changed Our Lives (Numbers Revealed)

How My New Six-figure Income As A Software Engineer Has Changed Our Lives (Numbers Revealed)

Hi all, after almost a year and a half since I started teaching myself how to code, I have formally accepted an offer to work as a Software Engineer at the company where I did my apprenticeship. As the title suggests, my income has jumped […]

Update on My Software Engineer Apprenticeship & How We Are Coping with Covid-19

Update on My Software Engineer Apprenticeship & How We Are Coping with Covid-19

On February 25, I published a post about my career change from research to software engineering. At that time, I was getting ready to move to the West coast for a 16-week software engineering apprenticeship at a big tech company. Prior to that move, Mr. FAF […]

The FAF Family’s 2020 New Year Resolutions & 2019 Review

The FAF Family’s 2020 New Year Resolutions & 2019 Review

As 2019 is coming to an end, I’m taking this time to reflect on what Mr. FAF and I did or did not accomplish this year. I will first review our 2019 new year resolutions and dive right into our 2020 resolutions. Review of 2019 […]

What To Do When You Might Lose Your Job – Here’s My Story

What To Do When You Might Lose Your Job – Here’s My Story

Holidays is a time for festivity, celebration, and, happiness. Yet, there’s one thing that I’ve seen a lot during the holidays, especially at the end of the year. That is layoffs, unemployment, tears, fears, and sadness. Why do companies usually lay off employees at the […]

Our Thanksgiving Haul – What We Bought for $2,500 in 1 Day

Our Thanksgiving Haul – What We Bought for $2,500 in 1 Day

Yes, you read that right. We dropped a couple of grands on “stuff” this Thanksgiving. In all honesty, I think most of those purchases were unnecessary. But Mr. FAF insisted we needed them, so I gave in. I gave my reasons, he insisted on buying, […]