Freelance writers and SEO experts are a dime a dozen on the internet, but how many of them were also a world class chef for over 20 years, and cooked for Presidents and the British royal family? I think you’ll find that’s a list of one. The fabulous Monika Mundell.
These days Monika has traded her kitchen tools for a laptop and writes about pro-blogging, freelance writing, internet marketing and how to pursue the dream of financial freedom at The Writers Manifesto.
When she’s not writing and pursuing her passion for all things internet related, Monika is happiest roaming the corners of the globe. She credits travel with teaching her to be tolerant, content and happy with the little things.
It’s a hard life, but someone has to do it.
Today Monika joins us to talk about Dreams, Her Spiritual Home and Stinky Kitchen Smells
Getting a cup of tea in bed first thing in the morning… giving without expecting something in return….cuddling my husband despite stinky kitchen smell (he is a chef)…staying together even when the butterflies disappear….respecting one another for what we are.
My biggest mistake was…
To still keep working as a chef for many years after I lost my passion for the job.
I am inspired by…
My husband, my birds,friendship, nature, love, people, passion, animals, books, travel (in no particular order).
I am embarrassed to admit…
I sometimes snore (according to my husband), Apparently it is in winter when my nose is stuffy and I’m sleeping on my back – go figure.
I think more people…
should follow their dreams and just go for it.
is a dream come true. It is my spiritual home, even though I grew up in Europe.
What are your best and worst qualities?
I’m caring, enthusiastic and passionate
I can be quite possessive and stubborn.
If you could do/be anything, what would be your dream job?
Right now, I’m living my dream job. But if money was no option I would be a retired New Rich, traveling the globe and helping animals and people in need, between spurts of some luxury and indulgence.
What’s your advice for someone who wants to grow their blog and maybe become a professional blogger?
Belief in yourself and never give up! You can do it.
Do you think it’s harder to be a woman than a man?
It is definitely harder to be a woman. We have to work double as hard to be recognized for our talents. Despite feminism, it’s still a man’s world out there.
Homer said, “All men have need of the Gods.” Agree or Disagree?
Mmm, that depends. If the gods is referred to as the church and The GOD, then no. But in a spiritual sense, I would say agree.
“Home is where the heart is.” Agree or Disagree?
Agree. I feel that as long as we are content within ourselves it doesn’t matter where we make our home. It could be in a luxury mansion, or else in the park. What matters more is how we treasure what’s most important, namely life itself.