A couple of weeks in the past I requested Instagram for some weblog matter prompts as an “ask me something” field. I like these query containers as a result of they create up subjects that I won’t in any other case suppose to put in writing about. I like a grab-bag model publish with a wide range 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 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 faculty. 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 possibly can think about that we’ve had some challenges with instructing correct cellphone etiquette like placing your cellphone down if you’re greeting folks and never utilizing it if you’re enjoying with associates. We’ve additionally had hassle with a loophole that I received 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 way of the parental controls.
That stated, the Apple parental controls are unbelievable, so I’m in a position to change apps/video games on and off as wanted, set closing dates, and set downtime controls so there isn’t late evening cellphone utilization.
I’ve had just a few folks ask for our cellular phone contract, and you may obtain that right 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 awesome reply for! After I set out to return to highschool for diet, my intention was to open a non-public follow and coach one on one purchasers. My imaginative and prescient was to see purchasers in individual, however I’m 99% positive that if I had gone that route, I in all probability would have expanded into on-line alternatives as nicely. As a result of expertise increase! That feels a bit of too near running a blog and like a simple reply.
I believe if I needed to choose one thing that wasn’t about meals and diet, I’d say one thing in advertising. I labored in public relations, an in depth cousin to advertising, and picture I’d have hopped to the same position in advertising or promoting within the years that adopted, maybe even digital advertising throughout the search engine optimisation/Fb adverts area. I believe doing in-house advertising or content material creation for a corporation like YNAB can be actually cool. I additionally marvel if I’d have nonetheless been interested in the wellness/health industries and ended up working at a health club like ACAC.
I’ve additionally typically requested myself if I used to be going to let KERF fade away and simply let it turn out to be a pastime 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 really provided a job at a giant wellness firm just a few years in the past that I’d have been in a position to do along with running a blog. It got here with a pleasant wage and advantages (medical health insurance! A 401k!) and was work at 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 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 suppose I might ever tackle a job that wasn’t time versatile and distant work, except it was very half time like a once-a-week in individual sort of factor.
Greatest e-book you learn this yr?
On A Quiet Road was SO SO good!! I do know once I’m studying an excellent 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 way of this one. It was creepy, mysterious, and a page-turning thriller at instances. I additionally lately completed 5 Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand, which I cherished as a simple 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! In case you haven’t learn it but, Each Vow You Break was considered one 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 very least given me a cellphone 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, however it was a really unprofessional edit. My second video from final yr was me speaking to the digital camera with a number of pictures/video overlay. I assumed the edit was nice, however perhaps me speaking was too boring. Unsure how I can get their consideration!
I get so mad after 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 attempting!
Are you making any extra programs?
I’m engaged on a course about journey rewards / bank card factors! In case you’re , you’ll be able to decide into my journey electronic mail checklist phase right here. Touring free of charge has been life altering for us (see under!) and I’m so obsessed with instructing others how one can do it. There’s positively a candy spot for individuals who spend a good quantity monthly and have a small biz, however I’ve additionally coached just a few in-person associates who don’t spend loads OR have a enterprise to get began. It’s not onerous for those who go slowly!
I’m doubtless going to launch a reside model of my organizing course, Digital Litter, that has an add-on workshop part within the new yr. The worth will doubtless go up some, so now can be an excellent time to get grandfathered in to the reside collection : ) You possibly can buy Digital Litter right here any time to be taught my system for all the things from electronic mail to pictures to necessary recordsdata.
And Bloom is evergreen now, so for those who’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 lots 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 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 journey electronic mail collection!) My sister is a journey advisor and really useful it to us. (In case you’re searching for suggestions, right here’s how one can work together 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’ve got a spring break journey deliberate too : )