jess pacheco learning from strangers
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Jessica pacheco learning from strangers
learning from strangers

Hello Everybody, I’m Jess.

I’m self described as many things but mostly I am just a human like everybody else who is trying to enjoy the best things in life. I am based in Los Angeles but travel often (it’s one of my hobbies) and one can often find me somewhere in desolate nature, a small rural town or a big city and with my trusty Sony A7 RII in hand.

I started blogging in 2015 when I returned to the USA after four long and beautiful years in Ukraine. I was a recent graduate of media communications then and I wanted a project of my own that would exhibit my digital media skillsets as well as help improve them via a hands-on approach. I felt like blogging was the best medium for that, so I got to work building a physical portfolio of sorts that today reflects my content creation ideas and interests over the years. One of the best things about my blogging experience thus far is that it has connected me with people from all over the world, so I regularly pen pal with folks in the USA, Asia, North & East Europe and the Middle East. In lieu, my travel bucket list is forever growing as well as my perspective about life and its peoples. We are a beautiful special experience is all I can really say about that.

In 2017 I created Learning From Strangers; by this point I had learned a thing or two about branding and how it’s really important to have a good blog name and domain, so I trashed my other blog and started anew. After some thinking, I realized that the central theme in everything I express on my blog is that which I have learned from strangers, so Learning From Strangers felt like the perfect fit and luckily the domain was available. I haven’t looked back since.

What is this blog about?

Mostly, my blog is about the history I love, my outdoor adventures, the travel destinations I visit and the interesting strangers I meet along the way but sometimes I’ll post a creative ode to something or someone abstract or write about my feelings or questions regarding the world. Honestly, the hardest thing with which to come to terms is that I’ll die before I have answers to my questions about life, us, all living creatures, the moon, the stars, the deep blue ocean and, well, the list goes on.

When are blog posts published?

I post on the weekends now and typically on a Saturday but, really, I have to be flexible with this project because I have life to live and, well, this blog wouldn’t be here if I wasn’t living life.

How can we collab?

Some of the best and most popular content on my blog is about people. Yeah, people love people, for the most part, and it’s one of my favorite themes to write but keep in mind that I am pretty selective about who and what I feature on my blog because a lot goes into building a human interest story. For example, I get to know you personally and spend time piecing together what makes you you and I do this to make something you and I are both proud of and feel is most honest. Nonetheless, topics that interest me include: bizarre hobbies, unique collections, weird professions/art, special knowledge and different world cultural backgrounds. If you think you could be my next story, please write me via my contact page. I look forward to working with you!

Welp, thank you for visiting Learning From Strangers and following the best parts of my life, here. A lot goes into making this space, so I appreciate you exploring my stories, leaving me comments and engaging with my creative works. A lot of you already know how much I love hearing from you. I hope you keep in touch! Now without further ado, please read my blog.