Existential Crisis: An Introduction By Me
|Personal picture of me before cutting my hair|
Hola! Hello! That's me on the left, Antonieta Hernández, but everyone calls me Anto. I am from Caracas, Venezuela, which means I am an international student. I am here at OU in my junior year to get my bachelor's in psychology and a sociology minor.
Something everybody always asks is why I am here at OU, well, that is an interesting story. In 2015 I applied to something called the United World Colleges, a two-year international program where students from all over the world attend to. I was fortunate enough to be selected by the Venezuelan national committee, and I spent two amazing years studying in Italy. After that when it was time to apply to college I went looking for schools that support international students, and OU happened to have a great scholarship program for UWC alumni, so I applied and here I am!
Personal picture. From the left: me, boyfriend, mom, dad, and brother
I have a great family that I sadly don't get to see often. My mom and dad still live back in Venezuela, whilst my younger brother is currently going to university in Madrid, Spain. I also have a boyfriend named Luis Mario who is Venezuelan as well and goes here at OU too, so if you see him around you can say hi.
I have two pets, a dog and a cat. My dog is an eight-year-old french bulldog named Tapón, which means cork in Spanish. We named him that because he is short and stubby but also very big and wide, kinda like a cork. He lives in Venezuela with my parents. My cat is called Milo, he is a nine-month-old orange tabby that I recently adopted, and he has made my life very happy.
|Personal pictures. Tapon my french bulldog (left) and my cat Milo (right)|
I love to sing and dance, so if you want to learn how to salsa dance, or learn other Latin styles, let me know. My favorite foods are mostly Venezuelan dishes, like chupe and arepas, but I also love Chinese food, especially dumplings. I am a bit of a Greek mythology geek, and also love Latin American indigenous legends, so I am really looking forward to reading some cool myths and writing stories. Hopefully, this will be a fun way of learning about other cultures whilst still practicing my writing.