Welcome Update #46


Rachel Flesch, Artistic Director

Making up my mind.

It’s something I’ve never been good at. When I was a little girl I was set on being a prima ballerina. I never took the lessons, but I wore the tutu and leotard with pride. I remember my dad would take me the recreation center and lift me up so that I could watch the other little ballerinas through the window of their practice room. We could never afford the lessons, but I could always dream. 

A few years down the road I went to school, after which I decided being a teacher was more in my interest. That didn’t last long though as my passion for drawing was always a prominent trait. I decided I wanted to become a professional artist after submitting a drawing to a local kid’s television station. 

My mom is a wonderful artist, and always encouraged me to draw. She’d give me her old books and show me how to do physically accurate figure drawings at a very young age. I was never featured on the station’s segment mind you, but I didn’t care I knew what I wanted to be or so I thought. Middle school and high school were filled with drawings of fashion designs and interior layouts.  All the while my artistic passion had translated itself into the digital world. 

Finding something that I really enjoy is hard for me and I still don’t know what I want to be when I “grow up.” I’m a person who insists on committing to a job for at least a year before deciding I absolutely hate it. So, what am I doing this year? As of now I’m actually working on getting certified to be a bridal consultant. Who knows how long that interest will last? I’ve never been a girl who wants to settle for one thing in life. I want to do so much! I think that’s why it was so hard for me to decide on where I want go. I’m only 25, and I know for some that’s an age when college is ending and career paths are settling. I’m just getting started though! There are so many more years of life I have to live, why let them go to waste doing the same thing day in and day out when I could be doing everything I’ve dreamed about, and more.

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