Before entering the basement, I was terrified about The Texan. It’s just THAT place. A place that’s filled with talented students who are doing amazing work. I didn’t think I can live up to that standard. Honestly, I probably didn’t, but I had fun anyway.
I don’t know why they let this introverted girl join the social media staff, but it was one of the most rewarding college experiences.
From being the punching bag to older Facebook users to having to stay up until 3 a.m. to write posts for the next morning, I wouldn’t change anything about my time here. Except maybe the latter part. I really love sleep.
Although I don’t know most of the staffers, and they’re probably wondering, “Who even is this girl?” I’m proud of all the work we’ve done. I mean, Jimmy Fallon follows us on Twitter now. If that doesn’t say something, I don’t know what does.
To Becca, thanks for being an incredible editor and always having my back when I needed help. You’re a social media queen and a great friend.
To Michael and Hal, I’m truly going to miss our meme-filled group chat. Although I wasn’t always responding, I was always laughing.
To Carrissa, you’re the best roommate and friend a girl could ask for. I will always cherish our late-night Taco Bell runs and getting to see your comics before anyone else did. You’re way more talented and funny than you give yourself credit for. Because of you, Dracula holds a special place in my heart.
Last but not least, thank you so much, mom and dad. I could always count on you to like my posts and help me pay for rent and food because lord knows my salary wasn’t going to do it.
Working at The Daily Texan was never part of my plan, but I was never good at having plans anyways. Sometimes the best experiences are the ones you don’t see coming. Those can also be the worst experiences, but luckily this one worked out for me.