Hi! I’m Brynn, a junior majoring in Communications with a focus in Sales & Marketing through the Cappo Sales Track. I’m from just outside of Philly, but spend a lot of time in New York visiting friends or, as of this past summer, working. I absolutely love both cities, and try to take advantage of my close proximity to them as much as possible; I love sporadically planning day trips with my friends to wander around and try new restaurants, or to visit different parts of the city. I also, to my mother’s dismay, really love to do adventurous things, like go skydiving, ATVing, or spelunking. Aside from that, I’m an obnoxious Villanova basketball fan, and spend a concerning amount of time playing Candy Crush (currently on level 1568 and climbing), both of which I’m sure I’ll bring up over the course of this semester.
I’m really excited about being in the MiW program because I’ve always loved writing (I’ve been keeping journals for as long as I can remember), and hope to hone my skills through this minor, both for the benefit of my future professional endeavors, and for my own pleasure. I’m not sure how I would categorize my most admired style of writing because I’ve seen it in so many forms: short stories (like Le Petit Prince or Tuesdays with Morrie), song lyrics, tv/film transcripts, advertisements, even history books. I’m not sure what I would call it exactly, but I really admire the kind of writing that makes you reread a single line over and over and over again until the words are engrained in your mind. The kind of words that could have absolutely no relevance to your life, but make you stop just to appreciate the beauty of their being strung together. Or, even more impressive and desirable, the kind of words that you hang above your door, or contemplate getting permanently inked on your body because they resonate with you so deeply. The words that stick with you for hours after you’ve read them because somehow, this author that you’ve never heard of before, seems to capture everything you’ve ever thought or felt in a few, brief sentences. I guess, in short, I want my writing be memorable in someway, and to hopefully mean something to someone other than myself.