Hi, I am Elizabeth Kalfayan a rising Senior at Sacred Heart University. I am currently majoring in English with a minor in Journalism. I am also involved with the English club, as well as the school newspaper on campus. A fun fact is that I am also involved in the band program at Sacred Heart and have been playing the clarinet since I was only eight years old.
Ever since I was a little kid I have always enjoyed reading, and my favorite book series was Katie Kazoo Switcheroo and I probably read almost every book in the series. My interest in writing soon followed. Writing is a great way to relax and just say what’s on your mind, especially right now when everyone is in quarantine and there is nothing much to do. Editing other people’s pieces of work is something else I enjoy doing because I like being able to help other people make their writing better. I have also enjoyed just working with other people in any way that I can.
One of the aspects of writing I enjoy the most is the ability to be so free. While there are grammatical and technical aspects associated with writing, it is not like science or math where there is only one correct answer. Writing is whatever the creator makes of it, which is something I have always enjoyed and one of the reasons why I decided to continue my education in English in college.
I am enjoying this time in quarantine to read books just for fun – from historical fiction to thrillers. I am always open to new book suggestions even though I have at least 15 books on my, “to be read” list and even more I would like to buy at some point. I have also recently tried to re-read The Hunger Games series and potentially the Harry Potter series because I want to enjoy them again.
My interests are all over the place and this past year I started becoming more interested in Broadway musicals. So, I am going to end with a quote from my favorite Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, “Dear Evan Hansen, today is going to be a good day, and here’s why, because today, at least you’re you, and that’s enough.”