Carlie Evans

Name: Carlie Evans

Age: 19

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Dewitt, N.Y.

Major: American Studies

Minor: EconomicsSnapchat-8013366846505379587.jpgIf you haven’t met Carlie Evans yet, now is your time to do it. She’s the girl walking around campus (or kicking butt at the gym) rocking the cool pixie cut and appreciating her surroundings a heck of a lot more than the rest of us are. The first thing you’ll notice when you meet Carlie is that she is boldly self-aware, and you will treasure that immediately. She isn’t afraid to talk about how an anxiety and panic disorder have played a role in her life, why Lena Dunham is her idol, or the importance of taking a step back and reflecting on lousy situations. We’ve all been through the college-picking process and dealt with friend drama, but Carlie has managed to navigate these life situations with such vulnerability and understanding that she has earned herself the title of “old soul.”

So, if you’re needing that kind of outlook on life, look no further than Carlie. Just head to Seneca Hall, and follow the sound of the “coffee shop” playlist, and you’ll be sure to stumble upon her. (And when you do, ask her to do her impression of “Bob” from Minions).

What is your dream job?

I want to be Lena Dunham. That’s my dream job. If I could develop something like the HBO show, Girls, that would be life. I also have thought about being a freelance writer and writing for magazine publications; doing an article on something cool or on my life, personal essays and stuff. I definitely want to continue writing. I get bored easily with work, so I don’t want to be stuck in the same job for my entire life, and waking up every day, doing the exact same thing over and over.

Favorite genre of music/artist?

I like singer/songwriters and indie/folk music. I really like Ingrid Michaelson...and Mumford and Sons. I actually got an offer to go to their concert, but I was babysitting. I still like pop music, too. I also like to make playlists, my favorite one is called “Coffee House.” I would love to choose the songs that were on a soundtrack at a cafe.mumford.gif

Favorite thing about the holidays?

I think it’s the overall mood and the aesthetics of it. I’m into coffee, hot chocolate and tea, so anything that has those holiday flavors. I like decorating a lot… but it has to snow on Christmas. There needs to be a white Christmas or else it doesn’t feel normal for Upstate New York.

Least favorite thing about the holidays?

Sometimes there’s family drama and that kind of bothers me. Stuff like that can be overwhelming and stressful when everyone’s around each other too much and in each other’s business. But then it’s also fun, because you miss it afterwards.

If you could own any mystical animal as your pet, what would it be and why?

There’s those bear things in Star Wars…

The Ewoks?

Yeah! I would want to cuddle and squeeze one of those. Oh, I like Baymax from Big Hero 6. Or Bob from Minions! He’s the cutest thing ever!dancing-ewok-gif1.gifScenario: Humans are evolving and will grow one extra body part from now on. What is it and why?

I’m going with an eye on the back of the head, because that’d be cool. It would make life easier. Though, I think it would be strange if you were driving your car and your head is on the headrest…so there are going to be some problems, but, I think it would be useful.

Would you rather eat nothing but chocolate for the rest of your life or never eat chocolate again?

Never eat chocolate again. I get bored of flavors, and I like vanilla a lot, anyways. I’m not a die hard chocolate person! I like it, but I think I could live without it.

If you got stuck living one day of the year over and over again, like in Groundhog Day, what day of the year would you want to get stuck in?

An autumn day where you wake up and it’s really nice, the leaves have fallen and you can do fall activities. I would want it to snow at night so you could look out the window and see the snow falling outside. I would like to have it be an active day.

What’s one thing you’re into that you wish everyone else knew about?

I think people should go for walks outside: just seeing the world and how big it is in comparison to yourself can make smaller stresses go away. I think people should be more observant of nature, because we take those things for granted. I read somewhere, when this old man was on his deathbed that he wished he had taken more walks and that stuck with me.

What’s one article you’ve written that you want everyone to read?

I like the “Practice Positive Coping,” article that I wrote. I’m obsessed with sitcom TV shows too, so I think the Sue Heck one was good.

*Check out Carlie's articles on our site! Sue_wrestlerette.gifWhat’s your secret to life?

I try to see the positive side of things. I always ask myself, “What’s the worst that could happen?” It’s part of my anxiety, because I always think of the worst possible outcome. It’s a kind of calming mechanism, because nothing is ever that bad (unless it’s the end). Like, if I fail a test, that’s the worst result, but you fix it, you keep going. It’s not the end. I’ve also been told that I’m oversensitive, but I think that can be a good thing because I'm able to relate to other people. I’m also vulnerable so that makes other people more comfortable around me, and more comfortable talking people about what’s going on in their lives.