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Humans of Hopkins: Rozanne

By CLAIRE MOON | December 3, 2021

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COURTESY OF CLAIRE MOON

Meet Rozanne, Class of 2025, who is a Public Health major from Malaysia.

“I like reading a lot. I started reading when I was younger, and for a while I kind of stopped a little bit because of exams. But now I’ve picked it up again, and I’m broadening my horizons from young-adult fantasy to contemporary fiction, psychological thrillers. I’ve been talking to a lot of people about that; some people recommended me horror, but I don’t think I’m ready for horror. It’s a little bit too real for me.”

“I’m [also] an arts-and-craft[s] person. Over the years, I’ve had an origami phase [and] a crochet phase — which is technically right now because I started last year — and [have made] stuffed toys and things like that.” 

“For me, I’ve had a lot of hobbies. I’ve had the privileged opportunity to learn things, thanks to my family. I’ve done ballet, and I can play the violin and the piano. But it wasn’t like I really liked [them]. I think for me, the sunk cost fallacy is like a really big thing. [When] I’m doing something for a really long time, I feel like I’ve wasted my time if I quit. So I had this opportunity to pursue many hobbies, but for me, [they weren’t] really something that I would pursue professionally. I mean, let’s be real... There was no chance that I was going to be a pianist, violinist or a ballerina, right? But it was really hard for me to give those up. [I went] through all these hobbies and trying out new things, and one of the things that’s important to me is to be able to try new things. I guess it’s kind of difficult to find [my] passion; I know some people [who] just know what they’re gonna do, [and] they just love it so much. Maybe I’m never gonna find that, but that’s okay because I like a lot of stuff. I also learned not [to] compare myself with other people, people who [already found] their passions; like I said, some people want to be a violinist, and they’re like a freakin’ Mozart or whatever. That’s not gonna be me, honestly. That’s kind of like how I try to improve myself: by embracing learning new things and not having to stick to one thing forever and have it be my life.”

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