One More Week

In one week I'll be dressed in cap and gown...

It's hard to believe my undergraduate studies will be coming to a finish, however I am eager to move on to the next step. I'm planning on working in Lubbock after graduation.

I want to give a warm thanks to everyone who has made an impact in my life.

To my peers, keep working diligently for that diploma and remember it is important to create a community of people who share your interests. My top reason for going to college was because I wanted to surround myself around people who were eager to learn.

To my mentors, it takes a devoted individual to praise youth and push talent where it needs to go, and I am forever thankful to have encouragement from those who work out of altruism.

To my family, you guys are my drive. My brother, Josey, is the most selfless, hard-working, benevolent person I know. Thank you Paco, you are an inspiration to all. And to my mom and to my dad. I am proud to receive this diploma because it is a representation of how hard my parents have worked to put my brother and I through school. It is a representation of how my parents supported my decisions and pushed me to succeed with excellence.

Graduation is not about receiving a piece of paper, it is about all of the people involved who helped you get to that place. Do not forget these people.

Photographer Bart Babinski defined a photographer as a "writer of light." That's what I am set to be.

With love,


  1. Omgosh Kristen! YOU MADE ME TEAR UP! This post is so true and so greatly writen! I'm so glad to have known you through out my college career. From our Junction adventures all the way to MCOM room 016 working for Kubkics class, those memories will never be forgotten.

    You have been an amzing friend and such an awesome encouragement to me as a photographer.

    Love ya girl!

  2. I wish you the best of luck in all of your pursuits, Kristen.