About me



My name is Ashna and I am a working mom, living in Sacramento CA with my husband and my little girl. I am originally from Fiji Islands however I have now been in US for close to 2 decades now.

My husband and I met via a family friend in March 2013 and we tied the knot that same year in November. Quick you say? Well, it was geared off as an arranged marriage, however, it was love for the both of us! 😊 He and I are both Virgos and that was a negative selling point for me at first. However, after we dated for a few months, I realized that he and I were very different in some wonderful ways. We are similar yet different to keep each other not bored yet not anticipating all the time.

Here is a picture from our wedding day that I would like to share 😊

Then, comes the baby!

We had our daughter a year later and she is the best thing that ever happened for us. She is witty, and loving, and is a great blend between my husband and I (daddy’s features, momma’s personality) Win!


Now the blog…

Life is what we make of it. Many of us don’t have it easy and in fact we all have to work hard to keep things rolling smoothly. Be it money, children, living situations, career/jobs, education and even family/friends, they all need attention at one point or another, and in some cases, all at once.

I started Hacking Through Life to share some of these areas of my life and how I tackled them, and even gained perspective from them. I am not a professional writer or blogger, though I have always enjoyed writing. (Love journaling!)

I am not going to lie, but writing on an open forum or having my own blog was one of the things on my 20’s bucket-list, which I could not accomplish. Now with my little girl out of the infant phase and going onto being almost 3 years old, I decided to start this blog to explore, to learn, to teach, and to share ideas, beliefs, thoughts, and tips.

On what?

I am either not good at this or I may be on to something but I did not pick a niche for this blog. I wanted to, but instead I chose the name Hacking Through Life.


Why Hacking?

My IT friend told me it was perfect! Of course, he will say that!

But then he told me that the word hacking in IT could mean “gaining/accessing other computer/network illegally or without permission. This can also be interpreted as breaking and finding a quick and secret solution to problem which was NOT visible or could not be guessed by general/common people. Yes, sometimes and most of the times it needs lot of research/effort to find a hack to a problem”.

And, this word is easily applicable to life. Real life problems and finding solutions that work for you, and your family is Hacking Through Life.

Now, I may not be an expert at solving problems or finding solutions that apply to everyone, but sharing my own can often provide that band-aid that someone may be googling for at that moment.

Sharing aspects of my life such as motherhood, career/job searches, money/budgeting, cooking, productively balancing work and my family life, and discussing health choices I have made or learned is Hacking Through Life.

I hope you enjoy what you read and I appreciate you taking the time to do so!


Warm regards,