Yes…I still [unashamedly] say that! Deal with it 🙂
I’ve always been a storyteller. When I was a child, I would write scripts for silly little plays I wanted my family to act out. They never obliged me, but I didn’t stop writing. I could make up a story about anything at the drop of a hat. In middle school, I wrote a story called “Red Riding Hood: The Untold Story.” It was hilarious. It was written from the perspective of the wolf, and–of course–he was framed. Apparently, it was all grandma’s doing. Who knew? I liked doing things like that. I still do, but, of course, adult life has a way of making us forget the things we used to love to do. I think that’s why I fell in love with writing SimLit. It reminded me of the things I used to write about–but more grown up, of course.
During the period when I forgot about my love for creative writing, I developed an appetite for a different kind of writing: blogging. Those “forgotten years” occurred during and after college. I learned a lot about myself and how I view the world during that time. Those were the years I had begun to come out of my parents’ mold and into my own space. I had formed opinions on matters that never concerned me before, and I felt the need to share them with others. Blogging became that platform. I was shy and didn’t speak much, but I was very pensive. I was always exploring different ideas in my mind, and the only way I knew to get those thoughts out was to write them down. I kept a journal since I was 12 years old. Writing my thoughts and feelings was highly therapeutic because I couldn’t share them with anyone. I decided to begin blogging when I discovered I would be an author one day. That’s a story for a different day. I had no idea when that would take place, but I knew I needed to get used to people reading my writing. It had always been private. No one even knew I did it, and that had to change. The only way I figured I could get over the fear of people being in my private space was to let people in my private space. That is when I began blogging.
I don’t have a particular style of blogging. My style is random–just like my thoughts. I may write about some obscure childhood memory or an extremely random, ironic idea. I may even write about spiritual things as my relationship with God is a big part of my life. Whatever I end up writing, you can expect it to be honest, true and from a heartfelt, sincere place. I hope you enjoy.
I don’t know what the general consensus is when it comes down to how much people enjoy being themselves, but I love being me. Sure, I annoy myself a lot, but I get a kick out of myself. Between the random thoughts, the sarcasm, and the awesome, fake disease I call Musical Tourette’s, I think I’m a lot of fun.
Who is Jes2G?
Jes2G is a screen name I have used since high school. I like my name, Jessica, but it kinda sucks to have such a common name; my last name is pretty common too. Any screen name I came up with was already taken because there are about 3 billion Jessicas in the world. Look it up; I dare you. I was in the class of 2000, and everyone knows that we rock. I wanted to be associated with that awesomeness for the rest of my life. However, 2k was already overdone with the Y2k fiasco, so I chose the Roman numeral G instead. At the time, I thought taking an s off Jess looked cool. So, there you have it, folks! That’s how Jes2G came to be! The mind of a 16-year-old…it’s a beautiful thing. It may have been super silly–and supercilious–at the time, but at least I found a way to guarantee I would always have my preferred screen name. Jes is made up, so whether I use Jes2G or Jes2000, they’re always available. Cool, huh? I don’t actually go by Jes or Jes2G on this side of the screen, but I do have an old friend who actually calls me Jes2G. I think it’s cute.
More about me
My favorite color is orange.
I love Asian food, pancakes, pasta…carbs!
I like the idea of traveling because I don’t get out as much as I’d like. There are plenty of places I would love to visit in the United States, but I would really love to go to Spain and Italy.
I’m a bit of a control freak, which is probably why I love simulation games like The Sims and Civilization.
I am a perfectionist as well, so I will probably revise this page 15 times before it’s ever “right.”
I could list all the quirky tidbits that make me who I am, but that would be cheating. I hope to give you many opportunities to discover more about myself through my writing. So, I hope you’ve enjoyed this initial about me moment, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!