Just a few weeks in the past I requested Instagram for some weblog subject prompts as an “ask me something” field. I like these query containers as a result of they bring about up subjects that I won’t in any other case assume to put in writing about. I like a grab-bag fashion submit with quite a lot of subjects, so right here goes:
How’s it going with Mazen’s cellular phone?
Good query! It’s going precisely the way you’d count on. I knew there can be execs and cons, and the professionals completely outweigh the cons in my view. The “Discover My” app is so nice to have the ability to monitor M’s location when he’s strolling to a buddies home or to the playground after college. I like having the ability to textual content him from my very own iMessages or Facetime him when he’s away from our home. (I believe he would agree).
You’ll be able to think about that we’ve had some challenges with educating correct telephone etiquette like placing your telephone down if you’re greeting folks and never utilizing it if you’re taking part in with buddies. We’ve additionally had bother with a loophole that I obtained suckered into with the Pokemon Go app. (I didn’t notice it was a sport once I accredited!) So we’ve needed to restrict that by means of the parental controls.
That mentioned, the Apple parental controls are unbelievable, so I’m in a position to swap apps/video games on and off as wanted, set closing dates, and set downtime controls so there isn’t late night time telephone utilization.
I’ve had a couple of folks ask for our cellular phone contract, and you may obtain that right here!
If running a blog hadn’t taken off the best way it did for you, what do you think about you’d be doing for work?
It is a actually enjoyable query that I considered for a very long time and nonetheless don’t have a fantastic reply for! Once I set out to return to highschool for diet, my intention was to open a personal follow and coach one on one shoppers. My imaginative and prescient was to see shoppers in individual, however I’m 99% positive that if I had gone that route, I most likely would have expanded into on-line alternatives as effectively. As a result of expertise growth! That feels somewhat too near running a blog and like a straightforward reply.
I believe if I needed to choose one thing that wasn’t about meals and diet, I might say one thing in advertising and marketing. I labored in public relations, a detailed cousin to advertising and marketing, and picture I might have hopped to an analogous function in advertising and marketing or promoting within the years that adopted, maybe even digital advertising and marketing inside the website positioning/Fb advertisements area. I believe doing in-house advertising and marketing or content material creation for a corporation like YNAB can be actually cool. I additionally marvel if I might have nonetheless been drawn to the wellness/health industries and ended up working at a gymnasium like ACAC.
I’ve additionally generally requested myself if I used to be going to let KERF fade away and simply let it grow to be a passion and search for a cash maker elsewhere, what would I do? I believe my 16-year expertise on-line, in wordpress and social media, would positively lend to a job doing these sorts of actions for a corporation or model.
I used to be truly provided a job at a giant wellness firm a couple of years in the past that I might have been in a position to do along with running a blog. It got here with a pleasant wage and advantages (medical insurance! A 401k!) and was work at home and considerably versatile, however in the end the rationale I didn’t take it on was as a result of one of many advantages was “2 weeks trip.” The considered being advised I couldn’t take greater than 10 days off was sufficient for me to say no thanks. Flexibility is my #1 job requirement. I don’t assume I might ever tackle a job that wasn’t time versatile and distant work, until it was very half time like a once-a-week in individual form of factor.
Greatest e book you learn this yr?
On A Quiet Avenue was SO SO good!! I do know once I’m studying a superb e book as a result of I have a tendency to remain up later when it’s that good I can’t put it down. I stayed up previous my bedtime the entire time I blew by means of this one. It was creepy, mysterious, and a page-turning thriller at occasions. I additionally lately completed 5 Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand, which I beloved as a straightforward enjoyable learn. And on the time of scripting this I’ve simply began Nora Goes Off Script and I do know I’m going to like it already! If you happen to haven’t learn it but, Each Vow You Break was one in every of my favourite thrillers ever. It’s one half honeymoon/fancy resort one half thriller! Thomas learn it too!
When will you be on Survivor?
Ah man, I want they might have no less than given me a telephone name from casting once I utilized! I’m guessing I’m just a bit too boring. My first video from 2016 was me within the wild, but it surely was a really unprofessional edit. My second video from final yr was me speaking to the digicam with plenty of pictures/video overlay. I believed the edit was nice, however possibly me speaking was too boring. Unsure how I can get their consideration!
I get so mad once they preach to the viewers how we “simply want to use.” I yell again to the TV “I did twice Jeff!” Haha. I’ll hold making an attempt!
Are you making any extra programs?
I’m engaged on a course about journey rewards / bank card factors! If you happen to’re , you possibly can choose into my journey e-mail listing phase right here. Touring at no cost has been life altering for us (see beneath!) and I’m so enthusiastic about educating others find out how to do it. There’s positively a candy spot for individuals who spend an honest quantity per thirty days and have a small biz, however I’ve additionally coached a couple of in-person buddies who don’t spend rather a lot OR have a enterprise to get began. It’s not onerous if you happen to go slowly!
I’m possible going to launch a dwell model of my organizing course, Digital Litter, that has an add-on workshop element within the new yr. The worth will possible go up some, so now can be a superb time to get grandfathered in to the dwell collection : ) You’ll be able to buy Digital Litter right here any time to study my system for every thing from e-mail to pictures to vital recordsdata.
And Bloom is evergreen now, so if you happen to’re eager to do a well being reset now or within the new yr, it’s a good way to get motivated! This system has a whole lot of self reflection prompts and touches on all of the areas of wellness from sleep to emphasize to diet to health.
Any journeys deliberate?
Talking of journey….YES – we’re going to the Andaz Mayakoba exterior of Cancun in January simply the 2 of us. I booked the lodge (a collection!) and flights with bank card factors. (Once more, take a look at my journey e-mail collection!) My sister is a journey advisor and advisable it to us. (If you happen to’re searching for suggestions, right here’s find out how to work along with her). We had such an incredible time in Anguilla final yr, and it’s been some time since we’ve had one-on-one time the 2 of us. We now have a spring break journey deliberate too : )
Be happy to ship any extra query prompts beneath for subsequent time!