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Meet Jennifer Tran

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jennifer Tran.

Jennifer, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
When I was in 7th grade, English was my favorite subject. I enjoyed reading and writing! More specifically creative writing. When I began high school, I started off writing my first blog post on Tumblr, a microblogging and social networking website. I kept up to date with my blogs for quite a few years until other social media platforms were on the horizon. Writing has always been outlet for me. I was able to express my emotions and experiences without any judgment.

I started blogging again at the beginning of 2019. Since high school, I have had to overcome many tribulations to get to where I am today. Some of those tribulations include loss of family, broken friendships, financial hardship, long term unfaithful relationships, toxic working environments, suffering of anxiety and depression, and the struggle to find oneself again. All of these experiences brought out the best in me and the worst in me. However, I wouldn’t change any of those experiences because it has shaped me into the best version of myself today.

The ultimate goal in starting my own blogging website was to give readers experiences they could relate to. And in return, I continue to reflect and grow as a person through my writing. It has become very therapeutic. I want readers to feel as though I can relate to some of their stories. Even if I can’t relate, I am surely empathetic to everyone’s situation. I encourage my readers to share their experiences with me with no judgment. I consider it a safe place to allow the reader to “feel” whatever emotions my stories can bring out. Some stories are current and some come from the past but their all relative to the many challenges we as human beings face every day.

I enjoy every part of blogging. It’s not common to see people write blog posts nowadays but like I tell all my readers, I appreciate when they take the time to read my blog posts and share their thoughts with me.

Has it been a smooth road?
I have continued to the blog since the beginning of the year. I was amazed by how much positive feedback I received from the stories I have shared.

Since I began this journey, I only had one roadblock and it was roadblock that I’m sure my readers could relate to. I typically post once or twice a week but there was a time where my readers did not hear from me. I followed up with a post explaining that I would be hiatus for a few weeks.

During this time, I was completing my last semester of the Paralegal Program at San Diego Miramar. I was struggling to keep up with my classes, working full time and make time for myself. It was down to the last few weeks of the semester and I was gearing up to graduate. It was the first time this whole year that I stopped writing.

Shortly after graduation, I jumped right back into blogging. It was a struggle maintaining school and work while wanting to continue doing something I enjoyed: writing my stories. Needless to say, when I finally got back into it, it brought such joy and happiness out of me.

We’d love to hear more about your work.
My blog focuses on giving readers stories and experiences they can relate to.

I share a blog post at least once a week so readers have a story to look forward to. The stories I share are real and honest feelings about my experiences. I ask my readers to be just as empathetic as I am when they read these posts.

I hope to one day expand this blogging website with others who could come on board to share their experiences that are also relatable.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
San Diego is such a beautiful city and I will never take for granted that I was born and raised here. I always say “I live where other people come to vacation.”

My favorite part about living in San Diego would be having great local eateries. It seems as though no matter which neighborhood one visits, there is automatic place you go to. There are great places to eat in La Jolla, North Park, Downtown, Little Italy, etc. I love the diversity and culture we have in this city because it plays a significant role in our eateries.

My least favorite part about living in San Diego would be the traffic but of course, I am sure everyone in California shares the same genuine feelings about traffic.

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