Last year, I received the opportunity to try out an e-course that runs this year called Cake for Breakfast (written by Ashley Wilhite), and as a part of the opportunity, I’m supposed to review it. I listened to about half of the audio before I decided I just couldn’t.
Since the course was created by a life coach, it’s got that life coach sound to it that I can’t stand, so I just decided to do the journal prompts instead. Cake for Breakfast as a whole is great, but I do wish that the audios had text to follow it — perhaps text that sounded more real, or just audio that sounded more real, since I don’t do well with any kind of life coaching1 — and the audio sessions are super long. I never even consider buying e-courses because they always put audios into them, and I’d rather read than listen. If more e-course creators would accompany their audio with text, they could reach a lot more people (e.g. people who are deaf, hard of hearing, etc.).
Thus far, I like the journal prompts — but I dislike the ones that say to ‘spend x minutes’, because I feel like a lot of that is filler. It reminded me of when I was in this English class with this teacher who thought we always needed five minutes to think of the answer to every question when she did personal thought assignments — it didn’t matter if we were already done; she wanted us to ‘detail it’, ‘fully express it’ — and it felt so forced, especially since I prefer to just write and let it end when it is done.
Thus, I suppose you could say I took it and went my own way with it.
On a scale of one to five stars, I’ll give it 3.5, because I can’t listen to the audio and lack an alternate to it.
I think it would have went really well if it had somehow been a part of The Declaration of You, as some of the prompts make me feel like I’m answering those TDOY prompts again.
#funfact: Kim’s mom is a huge promoter of having cake for breakfast; when I went for the first time to Kansas in 2007, the morning after we’d arrived consisted of a freshly baked cake specifically made for breakfast. That’s honestly what I think of every time I hear “cake for breakfast”, heh. /cookie
Also: I was interviewed by Georgie! #dibs
- They always feel so fake to me. ↩