It was recommended that I do an update on my life and all that's changed since that post. I would say that a lot has changed. I was still unsure about who I was and what exactly I wanted to do. I liked radio and film and writing, but I hadn't quite figured out how I could use all of those things to fulfill my purpose. By no means do I have it all figured out now, but I have a clearer picture of the person I'm supposed to be.
Do I still love radio? Yes. I love the feeling of talking to people without looking at them. It allows me to let loose, because normally I can be a little shy.
Do I still love filmmaking? You better bet I do! My goal is to graduate college (only 3 more semesters!) and complete my first feature length film. I already have an idea of what the plot is going to be, and I hope to start writing the screenplay this summer. Outside of filmmaking, I just really love to edit videos. Recently JB Square Media had the chance to edit a book trailer for D.M. Webb and I had so much fun with it! From the conception of the idea to the filming and the editing, I think it's some of the best work we've done. Editing allows me to take raw video footage and turn it into something incredible. It's like a painter and the blank canvas. There's nothing quite like it.
What about writing? I love it and I hate it because I love it so much. Writing is something that weighs me down like nothing else, but it's often the thing God uses to lift me up. Writers will understand. It's this push and pull of emotions. On one hand you never want to stop writing because it frees you. At the same time you want to throw it all away because you're never quite happy with the words you pen. It doesn't sound like much fun, but take it from me... the feeling of loving and hating and writing and rewriting is the perfect reminder that you're human, but God can do amazing things through you! I wouldn't trade it for the world.
My first novel is part of a series. The Case Files of Rebecca Dalton. That series is currently on hold. Not because I don't love it, because I do. I love it more than anything. It's off to the side because the wheel of publication hasn't come around to Rebecca yet. She'll make an appearance someday soon. Right now I'm working on a romance called Furious Love. 'Working on' is used loosely, because I haven't touched it in weeks. It's coming along, and the manuscript will be roughly completed by Christmas. Prayers are always appreciated.
Between JB Square Media's new radio station, Positive Note Radio, my work with JB Square Media, and my writing, I'm also a full-time college student, I work in my church's media department most Sundays and some Tuesdays, and I also work at a local TV station on weekends. You could say I'm a little busy...
At the end of the day, I love media. I love it all. I'm still figuring things out as I go along, but slowly I'm starting to discover that my passions aren't limited to this 'or' that. I can work with radio, television, and print and shine a light for Jesus in the world. That's all I really want.
No matter what I do, I want it to shine the light of Jesus Christ for miles and miles. No one should ever see me. They should see the King of all Kings working through me.
Until next time, keep on serving the King.