Welcome Update #42


Rachel Flesch, Artistic Director

As Palmer Grove grows so do our responsibilities. It's amazing to look back and think just a year ago I was being asked to free-lance a few graphics, before I knew it I was the graphic designer and shortly thereafter I was asked to step up and take on the artistic director responsibilities. It's been an amazing whirlwind year, and I never in all my nearly 25 years of life imagined I'd be here right now. Working on this team is a wonderful thing, and has really required me to learn and grow as a person. I've always been a procrastinator and while I've had jobs with responsibilities I haven't had any serious deadlines in quite a while.
Much like Palmer Grove has grown in size I have had to grow, and develop my skills to adapt to the magazine. I've gone from the girl who lives day by day to the girl who carries a planner and schedules out her life months in advance. It's crazy how just missing one thing can throw off my whole life now. It's a literal domino effect, and while it's stressful I can't deny that I just love it.
Not only have I garnered more responsibilities at Palmer Grove, but I've also been given more leadership responsibilities at my other job as well. The past few months have really allowed me to grow up. It's different, and kind of mind blowing to take a step back and look at myself. To think that just seven years ago I was graduating high school, and had no idea what I was doing with my life. I was the girl who slid by with the bare minimum in school, and never felt like I'd amount to anything. Being given the opportunity to be here, and do what I've done with such an amazing team of people has really helped me realize my potential. A year with Palmer Grove has changed my life in ways that I never imagined it could. Never in my all my wildest dreams could I imagine I'd be the artistic director of such a wonderful publication.
It brings me true joy to be here, and I look forward to many more wonderful years!

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