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 […]

How To Balance Freelance & Fun In The Summertime

By |July 23rd, 2013|

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, it seems like the summer is just flying by. A month has passed since the longest day of the year and the heat doesn’t look like it will ease up anytime soon. It’s been easy to forget the grind and […]

Top Tools of the Part-Time Trade

By |June 21st, 2013|

I’m a part-time freelancer. Some of us work hard to hide this fact, but I think honesty only helps me in my daily trip down the freelance road. I’m not afraid to admit that I’m not an eccentric millionaire, so I have an 8-to-5 that […]

Open Forum: How Do You Overcome Phone Anxiety?

By |May 16th, 2013|

Like many introverts, I have a wee bit of an anxiety problem. And like many writers, I’ve learned to manage it by improving my written communication skills.

But what happens when you can’t rely on the written word to get the job done? What happens when […]

Candace Nicholson: The Adventure Begins

By |March 17th, 2013|

It’s been an interesting few months here at Incandescere. Ever since I’ve decided to take a different approach to my goals, my business and my career, I’ve been seeing inspirational cues everywhere. Granted, it may all be in my head, but what if there is […]

The Unpredictable Black Water Snake

By |February 10th, 2013|

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Looking For New Problems in 2013

By |January 9th, 2013|

By now, you’ve probably read every piece of advice on how to start the New Year out right. You’ve seen the titles: “How to plan your business goals for 2013”, “Make a leap from the Little Leagues to the Big Leagues in the New Year”, […]