Hello, my name is Evelyn, but I go by my middle name, which is Rachel. I was born in Italy and have lived in Arizona, Hawaii, Germany, and now here, Virginia. Germany was one of the greatest places I’ve ever lived. Though it was cold, everyone made the best of it. I met my best friend there, along with my other close friends. The festivals there were spectacular and it was so heartwarming to see everyone so joyous and drunk. The only things I hated in Germany was the roads because they are so narrow and stuff. I actually almost got hit by three cars because they were speeding. In Hawaii, it was always sunny and nice. The beaches there were amazing, besides the fact I almost drowned. I also won an award for a road safety awareness drawing I did when I was bored.

I’m in 7th grade and I have been a straight A student for most of my life. I have two parents and a very annoying younger sister. I’m also a vegetarian. My vegetarianism is okay for the most part, but there usually aren’t any vegetarian options at restaurants. My favorite classes in school are Math, History, and Science. I actually don’t know why they are my favorite classes, I think they just appeal to me. My favorite colors are black and crimson.

In my spare time, I like to watch television, read, and write. My favorite genre of books are fiction because it helps me escape reality. Also, fan fiction. I do read a lot of fan fiction. I’ve never really liked other genres because they weren’t as fun to read. Some of my favorite television shows are Supernatural, Sherlock, The Office, Parks and Recreations, etc.

I also listen to a ton of music. My favorite genre is punk, around the early 2000’s. My all-time favorite bands are My Chemical Romance, Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At The Disco, and Fall Out Boy. I listen to those four bands constantly, which results in me not being able to get songs out of my head. At the moment, my three favorite songs are Chlorine, Collar Full, and Always. I’ve gotten to see Panic! At The Disco live and in June, I get to see Twenty One Pilots live. Seeing Panic! At The Disco live was fantastic, it was so good that I even cried during Girls/Girls/Boys.

I have a very odd personality and if you didn’t know me very well, you would think I’m crazy. I’m a hyperactive person, only when I want to be. Usually, it’s when I near people I know or I’m tired. Most people assume I’m a psychopath or a sociopath but no, I’m just a weirdo. I am quite antisocial, which doesn’t really affect me but it sorts of affect others. I gesticulate when I talk, which annoys most people. Another personality trait I have, is that I’m very argumentative, usually when I’m talking about politics.

I wouldn’t say I’m a very political person because I don’t really care what you believe, as long as it’s not hurting others. I’m a feminist and I’m a liberal, which basically means that I’m okay with you being you and that I’m very open-minded. As long as you’re not hurting someone with your words, actions, or choices then I’m okay.

Evelyn Lakkala, Writer