The Freelance Life

Tales from my other life outside of the arts & culture realm

Where To Find Me: Gal-Dem

By |November 29th, 2016|

No one can deny that 2016 has been a year of immense change. Whether your year has been full of opportunity and joy or distress and despair, it would fair to say that if you’re lucky enough to see 2017 on the horizon, you can […]

Where To Find Me: YourWellness Blog

By |September 24th, 2016|

It’s been a few *cough* years since I’ve written anything akin to a guest post on another blog. In fact, I’m not even sure they’re called guest posts anymore. I think it’s just blogging in someone else’s proverbial house.

Anyway, the lovely and talented Chenai created […]

Get Ready to Giddyup: The Year of the Horse

By |January 31st, 2014|

I’ve been told I read too much into things. Usually by the same people who tell me I overthink and worry too much. I ignore these people.
In my book, there’s no such thing as overthinking. You either think or you don’t. It’s not a dirty […]

Breaking Through

By |January 8th, 2014|

If you’re familiar with my blog, you know I wait to set my annual resolutions until the Lunar New Year celebration at the end of the month. Although last year, you may recall, I pledged to make fewer goals and focus on a more spontaneous […]

3 Trends To Leave Behind In 2013

By |December 29th, 2013|

Most blog posts this time of year are focused on reviewing the January-to-December ups and downs and predicting what lies ahead in the New Year. We try to apply some sense of logic to our behavior and hope that it calms our nerves enough to […]

My Next 100 Posts

By |November 24th, 2013|

I’ve started this blog entry so many times in the last week. Why? I’m anxious to mark not only the 100th post on my Lambent Letter blog, but I’m also excited to celebrate the 4 year anniversary of my website, Incandescere.

Still, I was nervous. What […]

A Day In The Life Of A Part-Timer

By |October 24th, 2013|

I try never to glorify my busy schedule. By that I mean, I know I’m pretty lucky to live the life that I have, flaws and all.

But the freelance life combined with a full-time job is not all wine and roses. (It’s not digging ditches […]

Learning To Give & Receive … Criticism

By |October 7th, 2013|

I’ve been having this conversation with my mother for years:

Mom, shaking her head: You are too sensitive to criticism.

Me: How can I be too sensitive for the very action I’m constantly encountering?!

Mom: See? You just proved my point.

Me: ….?
This may be a humorous snapshot of […]

Freelancing At The Cool Table

By |September 9th, 2013|

I’m used to feeling like an outsider. Whether it’s due to my age, upbringing, interests or goals, I have always been the “weird” kid with the unpopular opinions. I think Generation Y is coddled and short-sighted; Beyonce is overrated and garish; and yoga is pretentious […]

Look Ma! I'm Famous: Guest Post for Small Business Bonfire

By |August 12th, 2013|

I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a guru, ninja or wizard when it comes to running a business. I’ve learned a lot in my entrepreneurial career, and I know I have a lot yet to learn. But if it’s one thing I know […]