Surviving Covid19 and Coronavirus

Candice Nolan / Mar 22, 2020

Surviving Covid19 and Coronavirus

Candice Nolan / Mar 22, 2020

Response ability. I’m waiting for the President to address the nation. There is rumours that he will be closing shopping malls, amongst other me...


Panic attack

Candice Nolan / Mar 17, 2020

I had the longest shower ever. Hottest too. Running water and soap kills the virus, right?! I kept thinking “I wish there was a way that I could...


Doom and Gloom

Candice Nolan / Mar 16, 2020

My day job involves processing news stories. Basically, picking up things from the wires and from 24 hour news channels. It tends to give one a jaded ...


Panic stations, everyone

Candice Nolan / Mar 15, 2020

Okay, shit just got real. Covid19 has been declared a national disaster. They shutting schools, banning gatherings of more than 100 people, cancelling...


Backlinks: a novice guide

Candice Nolan / Mar 13, 2020

I have been running my website for about two years now. I learnt all about SEO and why it’s important. Well, not everything. Today, I took a cra...


Free?lance

Candice Nolan / Mar 11, 2020

This freelancing thing is a full time job. I’m using online tools to try and get work. I found this one which seems to originate in Asia. Mostly...


Disappointment

Candice Nolan / Mar 10, 2020

This freelancing gig is not for the faint of heart. My brain hurts. I spent all day, pitching for jobs. Bidding for my hat in the ring. Performing lik...


My story

Candice Nolan / Mar 10, 2020

I saw God’s face. And it is magnificent. My life was ever changed during child birth. But the birth of the mother took much longer. The midwife ...


Hustlin’ is not for the faint hearted

Candice Nolan / Mar 9, 2020

So, I’m really working my side hustles. Decided to try my hand at content development. You know, like for websites and start-ups. This one site ...


The Side Hustle

Candice Nolan / Mar 7, 2020

I wouldn’t say I’m a natural born hustler. But I’ve become a hustler out of necessity. I’m on the hunt for alternative streams...


Begging to be loved

Candice Nolan / Mar 2, 2020

Building a successful podcast is harder than it looks. My approach has been: “Build it and they will come”. They being the audience. Liste...


A foot in

Candice Nolan / Mar 2, 2020

I suffer from foot-in-mouth syndrome. I always have. Always will. It’s because I figure I have an answer for any question. Someone close to me e...


The long end of the stick

Candice Nolan / Feb 28, 2020

I had a major breakthrough the other evening. After an intensive labour, the mother within me was finally birthed. It took 39 months. But I have arriv...


New birth

Candice Nolan / Feb 26, 2020

I am healed. I have re-birthed myself. I am a mother....


Constraint

Candice Nolan / Feb 25, 2020

It’s starting to pay off. The hard graft I’ve been doing on myself. I am so much less impulsive than before. I think before I act, rather ...


Worth less?

Candice Nolan / Feb 21, 2020

So my sister cancelled her playdate with #BabySesame. It was her idea to begin with. Turns out, she double booked and has a braai to attend. I nixed t...


Procrastination

Candice Nolan / Feb 20, 2020

I feel blocked. Constipated with ideas. It’s just so painful to let them out. So I spend my time watching Suits. I don’t particularly enjo...


Some body to love

Candice Nolan / Feb 16, 2020

I am approaching my 40th birthday. Whenever that comes up, I think to myself “I really need to start gymming”. I was overweight even befor...


Morality

Candice Nolan / Feb 14, 2020

So, I got engaged in a debate with an atheist the other day. He was pontificating about the ludicrousness of organised religion (as is his custom). An...


Consternation

Candice Nolan / Feb 11, 2020

I am paranoid. And maybe, just slightly, an egomaniac. I received my freelancer media card today. And the voices in my head haven’t stopped sinc...


Checking in

Candice Nolan / Feb 10, 2020

Hello, dear reader. I have been neglectful of late. Apologies! I have been looking for the next big thing. And I think I have found it. Don’t wa...


How to podcast: learning the ropes

Candice Nolan / Feb 4, 2020

I am making all kinds of mistakes. I hope they are of the right variety. That’s how one learns, isn’t it? By making mistakes. Or is it jus...


A new logo

Candice Nolan / Feb 3, 2020

So the website developer I previously raved about, has messed up. Big time. He/she has made it totally impossible for me to change anything on the use...


Perspective

Candice Nolan / Feb 2, 2020

I came across this on facebook. I never thought to look at a mobil from this perspective. It seems these things are designed to attract the people wit...


Talking about Post Natal Depression

Candice Nolan / Feb 2, 2020

It’s been a while since I last wrote. That is not good. But the truth is, I haven’t had much to say. I’m secretly obsessing over my ...


Tops

Candice Nolan / Jan 29, 2020

Mama, I made it! My podcast got ranked 12 in feedspot‘s top 25 podcasts. I’m so super excited! Hopefully, I will get more listeners. That&...


Animal Farm

Candice Nolan / Jan 28, 2020

The year is 2020. Race theory has been wholly discredited. It is taboo to refer to black persons by the racial epithet, known ominously as “The ...


Mind numbing

Candice Nolan / Jan 27, 2020

Look to this day, for it is life. The very life of life. In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your existance. The bliss of growth...


Newton’s 3rd Law

Candice Nolan / Jan 26, 2020

For every action there is an equal but opposite reaction. With this in mind, I’ve been monitoring my site statistics quite closely. I only have ...


No Worries

Candice Nolan / Jan 26, 2020

One of the most important lessons I learnt in journalism was: “If you manage to piss off both sides of the story, then you know you did your job...


I know you are

Candice Nolan / Jan 25, 2020

This meme caught my eye on Facebook. “I am not what you think I am. You are what you think I am.” How profound. We do tend to reflect ours...


Strategic Thinking

Candice Nolan / Jan 24, 2020

It’s time to stop feeling sorry for myself. This constant drive to seek out validation, is driving me batty. So, as I pull myself up by the boot...


Ethics

Candice Nolan / Jan 21, 2020

Aldo Leopold said: “Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching- even when doing the wrong thing is legal.” Well, IR...


A holiday from race

Candice Nolan / Jan 15, 2020

It would be so lovely to go on holiday to a place where the colour of my skin isn’t an issue. It’s not really about the colour of my skin,...


Hope

Candice Nolan / Jan 14, 2020

I’m standing on the cusp of greatness. My destiny. The reason I was put on this earth. Wait…is that too much pressure? Probably! But how e...


Hymie

Candice Nolan / Jan 13, 2020

I have been to see Hymie. You remember? The resonance repatterining guy? Yeah! He helped me with my back troubles at the beginning of last year. Accor...


Drowning

Candice Nolan / Jan 9, 2020

The black dog is back. It keeps barking from the same hymn sheet. Candice, you are not good enough. Candice, you are a failure as a mother. Candice, w...


Whitewash

Candice Nolan / Jan 5, 2020

Apartheid is on the sign board above my soul. That’s how deep it goes. Deeper still. I feel the crushing weight of thousands of generations of s...


Amazing Grrrrrace

Candice Nolan / Jan 5, 2020

I’m so sick and tired of it. The happening of it. The unhappening by those who just can’t fathom that such things do happen. It is pretty ...


2020 Vision

Candice Nolan / Jan 1, 2020

Yesterday’s tomorrow came and brought with it a new year. A new rotation. 365 rotations around the sun. A new decade, bursting at the seams with...


Tis the night before the night before new year

Candice Nolan / Dec 30, 2019

I’m sitting on the banks of the Vaal river. We just put #BabySesame to bed and are preparing to take in the night. It’s a serene little ca...


Review

Candice Nolan / Dec 24, 2019

So, I noticed that many of my blog posts start with the transition word “so”. So what?! Alas. In other words, I write how I speak. I speak...


Spamk you, no spamku

Candice Nolan / Dec 23, 2019

So my site is fully optimised. Proof of that is in the spam that has been inundating my inbox. Dating site spam. It’s probably something that ca...


Hungry for attention

Candice Nolan / Dec 20, 2019

Far from winding down for the holidays, Spudcaster has been busy. We just completed a podcast about hunger in South Africa. It highlights that more th...


Am I too hard on myself?

Candice Nolan / Dec 19, 2019

If there was an emoji to describe my state of mind about my state of mind, it would be the :facepalm: emoji. Argh, I’m such an idiot! Why did I ...


Overthinking

Candice Nolan / Dec 18, 2019

So I have this pen. It has a little billboard on the top, which reads “Hello, I am overthinking everything!” It’s quite a heavy pen,...


Hair Art

Candice Nolan / Dec 16, 2019

A recent trip to my hair stylist sent me on a trip down memory lane. Last year, in the year that Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 years old, my st...


Counting Teeth

Candice Nolan / Dec 16, 2019

So my website has had a complete overhaul. I am so pleased! It looks so professional and the layout is much easier to navigate. It has been an incredi...


The wheel is turning

Candice Nolan / Dec 15, 2019

I write to give feedback on two consumer issues I’ve complained about recently. The first had to do with baby soap I had purchased from Khoelife...


Amazing Racism

Candice Nolan / Dec 14, 2019

I thought I was racially ambiguous. At worst, folks wouldn’t be sure if I was white. At best, my pale skin would make me pass for white. I’...