Life in DC

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, […]

5 Things I’m Grateful For In 2019 (Thanksgiving Edition)

5 Things I’m Grateful For In 2019 (Thanksgiving Edition)

Another holiday season is just around the corner. Sometimes I just can’t fathom how fast the summer flew by. Our baby girl was sick pretty much most of the summer, so Mr. FAF and I didn’t go on any long trips outside of DC. We […]

How We Got Our Green Cards & What That Means For Us!

How We Got Our Green Cards & What That Means For Us!

The title says it all. We got our green cards! We are now permanent residents of the US. As some of you may know, Mr. FAF and I came to the US on a student visa. After graduating from school, we found a full-time job […]

Life Update: My Current Job & Learning A New Skill

Life Update: My Current Job & Learning A New Skill

I can’t believe it’s been almost two months since I published my last post about changing careers. You might be wondering what’s happened since. In this post, I’ll give you a quick update about my jobs, my new adventure, and our lives in general. 1. […]

Considering A Career Change To Programming – How It All Happened

Considering A Career Change To Programming – How It All Happened

In my last post, I wrote about a potential layoff I was facing and the midlife crisis I suddenly found myself in. From the beginning of December 2018 to the end of January 2019 (practically two months), I was lost, scared, and distressed about not […]

My Time Has Come: Facing A Layoff – Lost, Scared & Self-pity

My Time Has Come: Facing A Layoff – Lost, Scared & Self-pity

On October 15, 2018, I wrote: “I am sure I will be in his shoe at one point in my career, and I will need his support as much as he needs mine at the moment.” I was talking about Mr. FAF’s fear of getting laid […]

The FAF Family’s 2019 New Year Resolution

The FAF Family’s 2019 New Year Resolution

As 2018 is quickly coming to an end, is time for a list of the FAF family’s 2019 New Year resolutions. You can read my review of our 2018 New Year resolutions here. I wasn’t going to publish this post at all. Up until last […]

Review of My 2018 New Year Resolution: What I’ve Achieved & Failed

Review of My 2018 New Year Resolution: What I’ve Achieved & Failed

The holiday spirit is in the air, at the mall, at the grocery store, and in the decorations in my neighborhood. I can’t say I love the cold. But I like that while it’s so cold outside, all the holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas […]