#TalkToJen – Did you ever have any bullies or anyone try to crush your dream?

Q: Did you ever have any bullies or anyone try to crush your dream?

A: Yes I did! Once I pretty much allowed myself to adopt the songwriter title, it was scary. People knew I wrote songs and would judge me. Back when I was in high school, writing songs wasn’t as popular in the public eye as it is now, so I was terrified what people would think. I had one particular group of girls who would steal my songwriting journal and read it out loud and laugh at the words I wrote. I also had a choir teacher who said I would never amount to anything in music because I didn’t play an instrument.
But I rose above their hate and decided to prove them all wrong and used their doubt as fuel to pursue my dream that much harder. It was definitely hard because I was young and their words seemed to sting a little more than it would now, but I had to learn. I had to develop my thick skin because this business is all subjective and I learned to love myself. If I didn’t believe in myself, how could I expect anyone else to?

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