Category: Slice of Life

On Facing Death, 7 Years Later

On December 7th, 2011, my family woke up before dawn and began getting ready to step out into the darkness.  My father, my mother, and I rode in relative silence on the 30 minute drive […]

Musings from Paris

I wonder what makes Paris romantic. It’s a city. Filled with millions of people, hurrying and jaywalking like they are perpetually late for an important meeting. They seem to be out at all times of […]

How Netflix’s “Afflicted” harms us

When I first heard about “Afflicted” on Netflix, I was elated.  I immediately logged on to begin watching. Finally! A mainstream feature on the state of chronic illnesses and invisible disabilities.  Finally! A scientific and […]

I challenged myself to exercise before work for a week

I spent last work week getting a different type of exercise in every morning before work.  It was a challenge to myself, because I am looking for ways to use my time more efficiently while […]

Revisiting My University | Fear the Turtle!

Few weeks ago, after my AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam, my boyfriend and I decided to go visit our old stomping ground: University of Maryland.  I attended the university for 6 years, getting my bachelor’s […]

Updated: How I became an AWS Cloud Practitioner in 2 weeks #awsnewbies

Last Friday, I finally sat in, and passed, the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam after 2 weeks of studying with a score of 908/1000.  I finally feel one official step closer to my next career […]