Have you ever pondered the meaning of life within the three walls of your cube? Does your Instagram feed range from post-college sorority squats to engagement announcements and friends’ new babies? Are you considering an existential crisis because of the gap between your expectations and reality for what life would be like in your 20s? If you answered yes to any of the above, you may be experiencing a quarter life crisis. But don’t worry, because as Samantha Jayne puts it, the struggle is real.
Jayne is a 26 year-old freelance art director, actress and author of the book Quarter Life Poetry, due out April 5. The premise is strikingly relatable for anyone living through their 20s in the age of digital adulting. In video promos for the book, Jayne captures the essence of a life stage in transition, and how the professional and personal intersect along the way.
The New Jersey native graduated with a degree in ad design from the Fashion Institute of Technology and worked in a number of internships before landing the title of art director at KBS in New York and Swirl in San Francisco, Adweek reports. Her work now involves part-time projects at MullenLowe, in addition to those on a freelance-basis.
Jayne told Adweek that the book trailers are admittedly autobiographical, albeit depicting a slightly younger version of herself. “I really hope people take away that they’re not alone.”
For more of Jayne’s witty take on Millennial life, follow her Instagram account Quarter Life Poetry and feel instantly better about staying in this Friday night to bake some banana bread. I know I will.