Welcome Update #37

2/19/2012

 
Rachel Flesch, Artistic Director

I didn't realize just how much I have missed giving back to others. Working three years in retail is pretty much the equivalent of selling your soul to your job. There is no set schedule; you leave work, sleep for 4 hours, then make your way back in to do it all over again. There isn't much time for anything else. Having a job with a set schedule now actually allows me to schedule other things in life. One of those being community involvement.

In high school I didn't have a job outside of the summers, so any free time I had was spent volunteering. Helping others is something that I love to do! It took me a while to realize how much I actually missed it! A few months ago a friend of mine from church announced she was heading up a community garden project. I've wanted to start gardening for a long time now. I feel like I've been recently channeling some of my grandma's favorite past times, specifically starting with my new found passion for baking. So, why not let the gardening bug get at me too!

Being able to participate in an event that is helping the community in so many ways really brings me great joy. From being able to help those less fortunate cut back on food budgets, to improving a bigger sense of community and socialization. It really warms my heart to be able to give back.
 



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