After much careful thought, I've decided to change the title of my blog from "Evergreena's Journal" to "Evergreena's Treehouse."
In the last few years since I started this blog, I've done a lot of exploring, learning, and growing. My life has expanded in many ways. When I first started my blog, I only knew that I loved to write. So I made that the main focus of my blog, creating an online "journal" where I could jot down my stories, goals, and random musings.
Lately I've been searching out God's will in my life, and how I should best use the gifts and passions he has given me:
--In early 2010, I went to the Florida Christian Writers Conference, and discovered that I don't love writing itself, I love story.
--Last December, I re-discovered my passion for art, and decided to embark on a self-taught journey until I start college as an art major next fall.
--In the last four or five months, I began to sense that God may have a place for me in the film industry, perhaps the animated film industry. I'm currently experimenting with animation and 3D modeling.
--I recently opened an online Etsy shop, Rachel's Re-Creations, where I hope to sell various items crafted from recycled materials.
--I continue to take thousands of pictures with my DSLR camera.
--And I'm still writing novels and short stories.
I don't fit in a "journal" anymore. That metaphor no longer applies. My multi-faceted life requires a bit more space to move around in online. I need a place where my friends can explore with me, a place where creativity happens. So I thought, "If I could build my dream studio in real life, what would it look like?"
A no-brainer. My virtual treehouse is born!
And through all of this change and exploration, I know one thing for sure: whatever career path God leads me on in the future, I will always create.