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Ask Me Something • Kath Eats


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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 packing containers as a result of they convey up subjects that I won’t in any other case assume to put in writing about. I like a grab-bag model submit 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 could be execs 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 pals home or to the playground after college. I 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 possibly can think about that we’ve had some challenges with instructing correct cellphone etiquette like placing your cellphone down once you’re greeting individuals and never utilizing it once you’re taking part in with pals. We’ve additionally had bother with a loophole that I bought suckered into with the Pokemon Go app. (I didn’t understand it was a sport after I permitted!) So we’ve needed to restrict that by means of the parental controls. 

That mentioned, the Apple parental controls are incredible, so I’m in a position to swap apps/video games on and off as wanted, set deadlines, and set downtime controls so there isn’t late night time cellphone 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 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 thought of for a very long time and nonetheless don’t have an excellent reply for! Once I set out to return to high school for vitamin, my intention was to open a non-public apply and coach one on one shoppers. My imaginative and prescient was to see shoppers in particular person, however I’m 99% positive that if I had gone that route, I in all probability would have expanded into on-line alternatives as effectively. As a result of know-how growth! That feels somewhat 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 vitamin, I’d say one thing in advertising. I labored in public relations, a detailed cousin to advertising, and picture I’d have hopped to an analogous position in advertising or promoting within the years that adopted, even perhaps digital advertising throughout the search engine optimisation/Fb advertisements area. I believe doing in-house advertising or content material creation for an organization like YNAB could be actually cool. I additionally surprise if I’d have nonetheless been interested in the wellness/health industries and ended up working at a gymnasium 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 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 varieties of actions for an organization or model.

I used to be truly provided a job at an enormous wellness firm a couple of 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 do business 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 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 form of factor. 

Greatest ebook you learn this yr?

On A Quiet Avenue was SO SO good!! I do know after I’m studying an excellent 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 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 beloved 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 like it already! When you 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’d 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, but it surely 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 hold attempting! 

Are you making any extra programs?

I’m engaged on a course about journey rewards / bank card factors! When you’re , you may decide into my journey electronic mail checklist section right here. Touring without cost has been life altering for us (see under!) and I’m so keen about instructing others methods to 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 a couple of in-person pals who don’t spend lots OR have a enterprise to get began. It’s not arduous should you go slowly! 

I’m probably going to launch a reside model of my organizing course, Digital Muddle, that has an add-on workshop part within the new yr. The worth will probably go up some, so now could be an excellent time to get grandfathered in to the reside sequence : ) You possibly can buy Digital Muddle right here any time to be taught my system for every part from electronic mail to photographs to vital information.

And Bloom is evergreen now, so should you’re eager to do a well being reset now or within the new yr, it’s an effective 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 vitamin 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 lodge (a set!) and flights with bank card factors. (Once more, take a look at my journey electronic mail sequence!) My sister is a journey advisor and really helpful it to us. (When you’re on the lookout for suggestions, right here’s methods to work together with her). We had such a tremendous 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 : ) 

Four Seasons Anguilla Trip 

Be at liberty to ship any extra query prompts under for subsequent time! 



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