A number of weeks in the past I requested Instagram for some weblog matter prompts as an “ask me something” field. I really like these query packing containers as a result of they create up subjects that I may not in any other case assume to put in writing about. I really like a grab-bag type 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 anticipate. I knew there could be professionals 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 faculty. I really like with 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 while you’re greeting individuals and never utilizing it while 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 recreation once I authorized!) So we’ve needed to restrict that by means 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 cut-off dates, and set downtime controls so there isn’t late evening telephone utilization.
I’ve had a couple of individuals ask for our cellular phone contract, and you’ll 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?
This can be a actually enjoyable query that I thought of for a very long time and nonetheless don’t have a terrific reply for! After I set out to return to highschool for vitamin, my intention was to open a non-public follow and coach one on one purchasers. My imaginative and prescient was to see purchasers in particular person, 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 know-how growth! That feels slightly too near running a blog and like a simple reply.
I believe if I needed to decide one thing that wasn’t about meals and vitamin, I’d say one thing in advertising and marketing. I labored in public relations, an in depth cousin to advertising and marketing, and picture I’d have hopped to an identical position in advertising and marketing or promoting within the years that adopted, even perhaps digital advertising and marketing throughout the search engine optimisation/Fb advertisements area. I believe doing in-house advertising and marketing or content material creation for a corporation like YNAB could 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 change into a interest 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 undoubtedly lend to a job doing these varieties 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’d have been capable of do along with running a blog. It got here with a pleasant wage and advantages (medical insurance! A 401k!) and was earn a living from home and considerably versatile, however in the end the explanation 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 may ever tackle a job that wasn’t time versatile and distant work, except it was very half time like a once-a-week in particular person type of factor.
Finest e-book you learn this 12 months?
On A Quiet Avenue was SO SO good!! I do know once I’m studying 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 instances. I additionally not too long ago completed 5 Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand, which I cherished as a simple 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, Each Vow You Break was one in all 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, however it was a really unprofessional edit. My second video from final 12 months was me speaking to the digital camera with a lot of photographs/video overlay. I believed the edit was nice, however possibly me speaking was too boring. Undecided 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 maintain making an attempt!
Are you making any extra programs?
I’m engaged on a course about journey rewards / bank card factors! For those who’re , you may choose into my journey e-mail listing section right here. Touring totally free has been life altering for us (see beneath!) and I’m so captivated with educating others methods to do it. There’s undoubtedly a candy spot for many who spend a good quantity per thirty days and have a small biz, however I’ve additionally coached a couple of in-person buddies who don’t spend so much OR have a enterprise to get began. It’s not arduous in the event you go slowly!
I’m probably going to launch a reside model of my organizing course, Digital Litter, that has an add-on workshop element within the new 12 months. The worth will probably go up some, so now could be time to get grandfathered in to the reside collection : ) You’ll be able to buy Digital Litter right here any time to study my system for all the pieces from e-mail to photographs to vital information.
And Bloom is evergreen now, so in the event you’re eager to do a well being reset now or within the new 12 months, it’s an effective way to get motivated! This system has a variety of self reflection prompts and touches on all of the areas of wellness from sleep to emphasize to vitamin 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, try my journey e-mail collection!) My sister is a journey advisor and really useful it to us. (For those who’re searching for suggestions, right here’s methods to work together with her). We had such a tremendous time in Anguilla final 12 months, and it’s been some time since we’ve had one-on-one time the 2 of us. Now we have a spring break journey deliberate too : )