Friday, June 10, 2011

Welcome to My Treehouse

After much careful thought, I've decided to change the title of my blog from "Evergreena's Journal" to "Evergreena's Treehouse."

Why?

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 treehouse.

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.

6 comments:

M. R. Pursselley said...

I love the idea of a treehouse. My dream work studio would probably be very similar. : )
And I was so uplifted to hear you as you talked about finding God's true and perfect will for your life, being willing to change what you thought you knew, being willing to accept His direction as you learned it, even if it may not have been what you were expecting.
I thank God for young people like you who choose to follow Him first and foremost.

Ellyn said...

I love it, Evergreena. Fits you so well!

Galadriel said...

Good to see you moving closer to God's plans, sad to see you moving a bit away from the realms of writing...

Evergreena said...

Oh, Galadriel, I didn't mean to imply that! I'll always write fiction. I love writing, because it allows me to convey the stories in my head. But I think God is guiding me to share these stories in more than one medium. Art and film are also viable storytelling tools.

I've told my parents that I'll write books no matter what. Even if my main "career" has nothing to do with writing, I'll still write. By moonlight if I have to. :)

Lauren Anne said...

i love the new title. it definitly fits.

Evergreena said...

Thank you!