Jessica Shankle

Writer, Gamer, and Blogger in Elkhart, Indiana

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My name is Jess and I'm 31 years old. I'm quite plain and lead a rather quiet life, and usually, I like that just fine. Extremely introverted and perfectly content to spend a disturbing amount of time with no company but my own.

I was raised in a rather old-fashioned household and I've kept some of those philosophies and practices. I think manners are very important and I do my best to live by the Golden Rule. Kindness, a genuine attitude of service and charity are all things that I hold in high regard. I consider myself to be a hopeful agnostic and although I abhor organized religion, I find that a lot aspects of a good number of different faiths ring true in my heart. I just try to find meaning and depth in my life and focus on what good I can do in my rather limited circumstances.

That being said, I can be quite impatient, snarky and very, very moody. Most of the time, I just want to be left alone with my music, my games and my journal. Still, I'm just like everyone else. I want to make connections; I want to be understood; I want to be appreciated. And I want to reciprocate and find a small close circle of people whose souls sing to mine.

  • Work
    • Writer and Blogger
  • Education
    • LaSalle High School