Today’s blog is going to be a little bit different from the blogs I usually have on The Happy Arkansan. Today, we are going to get real about the town I live in.
I live in a small city in Arkansas called Forrest City, AR.
Due to Forrest City’s proximity to the interstate, it used to be a huge manufacturing hub with a bustling downtown, and so much more.
In the 1990s, this started to decline over time as more companies moved away from our city in search of lower prices, or due to other issues.
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Freelancing has been one of the great joys of my 20s. When I first started this period of my life, though, I was enthralled with academia, grades, and higher education in general. I got so much out of my time as a student, but now that I am a freelancer, I couldn’t imagine any other career path. Today on The Happy Arkansan, I wanted to talk more about the transition from academia to freelancing and finding financial freedom online.
I have never been a super fan of most animal prints on clothing before. I would much rather wear florals, stripes, or solids if I am honest. When I went to Lane Bryant this September to try on a few items, I saw this adorable blazer. I decided that I wanted to see if I could style it and learn to love leopard print.
If you have any suggestions on styling leopard print, I would love to learn all your best secrets in the comments below!
Note: Lane Bryant provided the blazer in this post for me to style, all opinions in this article are my own!
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It’s been a while since I shared a playlist, and you all know how much I love sharing those with you. I have shared quite a few over the last few years. Around this time last year, I shared another rock songs playlist. I decided to bring this idea back for a second go-round in 2018. When I tell people that I genuinely love rock, they are probably taken aback by this statement. Before I get into the playlist, I’m going to explain more about how rock found me. (P.S.: I genuinely think rock found me.)
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