Friends, I’d like to share with you today some news, equal parts bitter and sweet. After Rue’s upcoming June 19th issue, the editorial team will be changing. Anne and Bri will be parting ways with the magazine, while Cassandra will be staying on as market editor through the summer with a possible role transition after that.
These girls here are my lifelong friends. More than I’ve expressed to them, I love and admire each of them deeply. They are, and always will be, part of the fabric of Rue. The journey we’ve share of building the magazine together over the past two years – from tears of exhaustion to tears of joy – remains etched in my memory as the most incredible ride I’ve ever experienced. Their talents are abundant and I’ve enjoyed observing them, learning from them, and growing with them both professionally and personally. I can’t tell you how excited I am to continue to watch them seize the day, reach their every aspiration, and cheer them on along the way.
But as we know, change is inevidable. And if we can embrace that, then the world is ours. Of course, this was hard for me to process as these discussion began last April, but a wonderful, marvelous thing soon happened. The same courage and strength and faith that allowed me to dream up Rue in the first place, came over me, excited me, invigorated me, and I began reflecting on the beautiful memories of the past and growing excitement for the new opportunities Rue would have in the future. And again, I am reminded that if we show up for life, life shows up for you!
And so, as one phase closes, another one begins. I’ve been blessed again and have found some incredible gals who will carry the Rue torch into the future and are already busy at work on issues to come. I’ll be introducing them to you in the upcoming weeks and can’t wait to see how they continue to evolve the magazine with me!
From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for being part of the journey, through all our incarnations, and I promise you, Rue will continue to kick ass! –Love, Crystal
P.S. Please take a moment to read Anne, Bri, and Cassandra’s posts today and join me in supporting them into their next endeavors.
*images from Rue’s Issue 3 launch party via Ilenia Martini