Oh, the dreaded quarter-life crisis. It can strike anytime from your mid-20s to early 30s, and leave you feeling like a total failure. In a world where we’re meant to have solid life goals and full careers by the age of 25 is it any wonder that quarter-life crisis anxiety is a thing? The pressure to be living that Instagram perfect life right now can feel oppressive at times, but there’s plenty of evidence that proves there’s no time limit on figuring out your life. Need proof? Look no further than TV, where shows about millennials grappling with the reality of modern life are plentiful and reassuring.
The 11 shows on this list will make you feel heard, understood, and ultimately better about not having the perfect career, a house, and 2.5 kids already. Whatever your dream future is, you don’t have to race against a societal clock to attain it. The characters in these shows that will soothe your quarter-life crisis know that better than anyone else.
This time last year I was dealing with some major anxiety and depression when it came to my role as a freelancer. It was hard for me to keep clients for long periods of time because I was always in fear of failure and just all around not in a place for people to depend on me.
After a while, though, I had to snap out of that feeling if I wanted freelancing to work for me. I still suffer from those bouts of overwhelm every blue moon, but I have come up with ways to combat those feelings and become a better freelancer in the process.
Here are five things I do to battle overwhelm as a freelancer.
So, here we are, and I have some exciting news to share with y’all. Early next month my dad and I are making the trek to Memphis, TN for a cool festival that’s currently in its second year called the MEMPHO Music Festival. Music is one of my favorite things to talk about, and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to cover this festival, and I can’t wait to share my experience during and after the festival next month. Look out for at least two more posts on this fantastic opportunity for The Happy Arkansan!
Today, I wanted to share more about the festival on the blog. I am doing this in hopes that anyone local to Memphis might get the opportunity to attend this even if they didn’t hear about it. I also want to do a little preview of what to expect when you visit the festival this year.
Note: MEMPHO Music Festival is giving me the opportunity to attend the festival with my dad (the amazing person who does all my photography!) All opinions are my own; I am genuinely looking forward to all of this. All photos in today’s post were given to me by the MEMPHO Music Festival Team.
With disclaimers out the way, let’s chat about five things I’m looking forward to.
If you have been following me for a while, you know I shine in the color purple. Specifically, I am a fan of darker, eggplant purples. I’m also a huge fan of the color yellow, I consider that my secondary signature color, although yellow and purple flip back and forth for me all the time.
I wanted a chance to show off this adorable dress I got courtesy of Lane Bryant recently. I am in love with the details of this dress you’ll see soon; you can pick it up here if you need it in your wardrobe as I did. For reference, I am in size 14/16 in this dress. I tried on both this size and the 18/20 version, but this one was just the right fit, and it wasn’t tight or anything. This size just looked way more put together than the larger size.
Let’s chat about how to find your signature color!
Note: This post contains affiliate links, and I received this dress courtesy of Lane Bryant. All opinions are my own! Thanks for supporting the brands that support The Happy Arkansan.