A number of weeks in the past I requested Instagram for some weblog subject prompts as an “ask me something” field. I really like these query containers as a result of they carry up subjects that I may not in any other case suppose to write down about. I really like a grab-bag model publish with quite a lot of subjects, so right here goes:
How’s it going with Mazen’s mobile phone?
Good query! It’s going precisely the way you’d count on. I knew there can be professionals and cons, and the professionals completely outweigh the cons for my part. The “Discover My” app is so nice to have the ability to observe M’s location when he’s strolling to a associates home or to the playground after college. I really like having the ability to textual content him from my very own iMessages or Facetime him when he’s away from our home. (I feel he would agree).
You’ll be able to think about that we’ve had some challenges with instructing correct cellphone etiquette like placing your cellphone down once you’re greeting folks and never utilizing it once you’re enjoying with associates. We’ve additionally had bother with a loophole that I acquired suckered into with the Pokemon Go app. (I didn’t understand it was a sport after I authorized!) So we’ve needed to restrict that by way of the parental controls.
That stated, the Apple parental controls are implausible, so I’m capable of swap apps/video games on and off as wanted, set deadlines, and set downtime controls so there isn’t late evening cellphone utilization.
I’ve had just a few folks ask for our mobile phone contract, and you may obtain that here!
If running a blog hadn’t taken off the way in which 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 an ideal reply for! Once I set out to return to highschool for diet, my intention was to open a non-public observe and coach one on one purchasers. My imaginative and prescient was to see purchasers in individual, however I’m 99% certain that if I had gone that route, I most likely would have expanded into on-line alternatives as properly. As a result of expertise increase! That feels just a little too near running a blog and like a straightforward reply.
I feel if I needed to decide 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 the same function in advertising and marketing or promoting within the years that adopted, maybe even digital advertising and marketing throughout the website positioning/Fb adverts area. I feel doing in-house advertising and marketing or content material creation for an organization like YNAB can be actually cool. I additionally surprise if I might have nonetheless been interested in 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 turn out to be a passion and search for a cash maker elsewhere, what would I do? I feel my 16-year expertise on-line, in wordpress and social media, would undoubtedly lend to a job doing these kinds of actions for an organization or model.
I used to be really supplied a job at a giant wellness firm just a few years in the past that I might have been capable of do along with running a blog. It got here with a pleasant wage and advantages (medical health insurance! A 401k!) and was earn a living from home and considerably versatile, however finally the rationale I didn’t take it on was as a result of one of many advantages was “2 weeks trip.” The considered being instructed 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 suppose I may 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 sort of factor.
Greatest ebook you learn this yr?
On A Quiet Street was SO SO good!! I do know after I’m studying a great ebook 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 way of this one. It was creepy, mysterious, and a page-turning thriller at occasions. I additionally just lately completed Five Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand, which I cherished as a straightforward enjoyable learn. And on the time of penning this I’ve simply began Nora Goes Off Script and I do know I’m going to adore it already! For those who haven’t learn it but, Every 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 at the least given me a cellphone name from casting after I utilized! I’m guessing I’m just a bit too boring. My first video from 2016 was me within the wild, however it was a really unprofessional edit. My second video from final yr was me speaking to the digital camera with numerous photographs/video overlay. I assumed the edit was nice, however perhaps me speaking was too boring. Undecided 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 maintain attempting!
Are you making any extra programs?
I’m engaged on a course about journey rewards / bank card factors! For those who’re , you may decide into my travel email list segment here. Touring at no cost has been life altering for us (see under!) and I’m so obsessed with instructing others how one can do it. There may be undoubtedly a candy spot for individuals who spend a good quantity per 30 days and have a small biz, however I’ve additionally coached just a few in-person associates who don’t spend rather a lot OR have a enterprise to get began. It’s not exhausting in case you go slowly!
I’m probably going to launch a dwell model of my organizing course, Digital Clutter, that has an add-on workshop element within the new yr. The worth will probably go up some, so now can be a great time to get grandfathered in to the dwell collection : ) You’ll be able to purchase Digital Clutter here any time to be taught my system for every little thing from e-mail to photographs to essential recordsdata.
And Bloom is evergreen now, so in case you’re desirous to do a well being reset now or within the new yr, it’s a good way to get motivated! This system has numerous 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 outdoors of Cancun in January simply the 2 of us. I booked the resort (a set!) and flights with bank card factors. (Once more, try my travel email series!) My sister is a journey advisor and advisable it to us. (For those who’re in search of suggestions, here’s how to work with her). We had such an incredible time in Anguilla last year, and it’s been some time since we’ve had one-on-one time the 2 of us. We’ve a spring break journey deliberate too : )
Be at liberty to ship any extra query prompts under for subsequent time!