Photo Editor Happy and Sad at the Same Time

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Photo Credit: Joshua Guerra and Rena Li | Daily Texan Staff

Nearly three years ago I walked down into the basement and said, “Sign me up!” 

Six semesters later I now realize that was the best decision I’ve made in college. Without the constant support, happiness and confidence in my work this office has brought me, I’m not sure where I would be heading into my senior year. From going by KT, to compiling an office quote doc, to making some of the best friendships a girl could ask for, I’ll miss it all. Before I leave to bring a little piece of the south to the Big Apple, I want to thank a few of you amazing people I’ve met along the way.

Josh, thank you for putting me in your “yes” column when hiring your new Fall 2016 staffers. I’m so grateful for your guidance at the Texan and answering all my S.O.S. messages whether it was my first concert to photograph or when I was hired as photo editor. I’ll couldn’t have asked for a better mentor while at the Texan.

Carlos and Anthony, I don’t know what I would have done without y’all as my associates this semester. No matter how stressed and crazy I was y’all were always there to help me and our staff. Without all the ping-pong games and silly conversations we had in the photo corner I wouldn’t have made it through this semester.

Ross and sports, you’re really not as bad as everyone says you are. Without your assignments I probably would have quit a long time ago. Being able to photograph on the sidelines at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium and behind the net at the baseball games has helped me realize my passion for sports photography. I’ll always be grateful for the incredible experiences that I’ve had photographing for your department.

JT,  thank you for making the digital corner the best place to work in the office. Also, I’m so glad I was brought into the Daily Texan Game of Thrones fan club. I’ll never forget the two podcast episodes we published. Definitely audio’s best work of the semester.

Ellie, I’m so honored that I was able to be led by you at camp and then at the Texan. You’re a great leader and a better friend. I’ll miss you at the canoe docks. Tejas love forever and ever.

Kirsten, Sarah and Peyton, I’m so glad I’ve gotten to know y’all better this semester and I couldn’t be more excited to do UTNY with y’all.

Whether it was playing a game of ping-pong, hearing Anthony say something that had to be added to the quote board, a 14-hour road trip to Stillwater to cover a football game or just sitting around talking about nothing and everything till 2 a.m. in the morning, I’ll never forget the friends I’ve made here. Yeehaw and Hook ‘Em. DT forever.