Hello everyone! I’m Andrew. I started my blog Shift Upwards in 2015.
I currently reside in Washington, DC with my wife and 0 kids/0 dogs. We are the classic DINK household. Actually, we are currently a SINK household, as I am taking a sabbatical from work. My wife is pretty awesome and actually pushed me to quit, without her and her support, I might still be stagnating/burning out at my job which was not a fit for me or my mental health.
Which brings us to why I am here today. I’ve always been huge on personal finance and writing. That’s why I started my blog. However, I’ve also struggled a lot with the anxiety around putting myself out there. Hence, I have a been in a bit of a hot/cold pattern with the blog. But community is everything, and I have recently started focusing on harnessing the power of the community.
I was at FinCon in 2016, and met (I presume) many of you. I had a blast. I am planning to return to FinCon in Orlando this year, but have not 100% committed yet.
Since quitting my job, I have been diving deep into the inner workings of WordPress. I love playing around, and learning how everything works. I am more than happy to help anyone with WordPress questions/problems.
I hope to be quite active here and to get to know everyone better. Thanks for taking the time to read my intro!