It's been a few weeks since I've posted anything. Wanted to give an update that on Friday, August 4th, I got news that I've been promoted to the next position at Uber. I am now a Systems Engineer II on the Corp Site Reliability Engineering team. This is my 2 years and 2 months at Uber and can't be happier. It's been quite the journey and every day is an adventure. Something that I am so ecstatic about. I would like to thank everyone for all of the support you've given me throughout the years. I wouldn't have done it without you.
Today, the third house we put an offer on has closed. My wife and I are now homeowners, which is a huge milestone in our lives. Never did I know I would be BUYING a house in the bay area because of the expensive cost of living, one of the most expensive places to live in the world. We can start moving into our house starting in 3 days, since the current tenants are still staying there for a few days to move out. Honestly, in the beginning when looking for a house, the stress I didn't really see. I enjoyed looking at all the houses near us and visioning what we would do in each room. After placing an offer on a house; however, is when the stress hits. The numbers become a reality and is probably one of the most scariest / stressful? things I've experienced. I'm pretty sure buying a house takes a year off of your life. We did it though. As I told everyone, it's all about budgeting - wants vs needs. Plan spending accordingly and even budget an amount to put away in savings.
Thank you Old Republic Title for giving us this amazing opportunity.
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