|City view of Guanajuato, Mexico|
Taken by me
My name is Monica Avila, I was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and moved to the U.S. when I was five, I can speak Spanish, English and a little bit of Portuguese (currently learning). I am a senior here at OU (Wow can't believe I'm saying senior time flies by so fast). I am a Health and Exercise Science major. I'll be graduating this spring, my plans so far are to take a year off and work and travel a little maybe go for masters in health promotion but I'm still not sure yet. In the future, I hope to go to grad school for physical therapy and work with either the elderly or children. I love science and learning about the human body. The way the human body works and manages to keep us alive is so amazing, learning all the mechanics of it is one of my favorite parts of my major. Therefore, some of my favorite classes have been Human Anatomy and Exercise Physiology.
|Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
The photo was taken by me
Outside of my major, I also love learning about different places and cultures and I think that is where my fascination with traveling began. I probably spend way to much time looking through travel blogs, books, and YouTubers. Every country is so unique and not just its landscapes but its people and history, culture and traditions. I have a computer file with all the places I want to go to and all the possible information I will need. So far I have only traveled through Mexico and Brazil but in the future, I hope to one day travel to the six continents (sorry Antarctica you're a little too cold for me).
I had mentioned my love for nature before in my Favorite Places post, my favorite season is Fall because of all the beautiful colors that you can see during this time also the cool weather is a huge plus. One of my favorite things to do is hiking and it saddens me that Oklahoma doesn't have many places to hike or at least close to where I live (If you know of places please tell me). I love hiking and going on nature walks because it gives you time to just relax, let go of all stresses for a moment and focus on the beautiful sceneries around you.
This is just a little bit about me I'm super excited about this course and learning about Indian Epics!