My name is Sebastian Brannen Ochoa. I enjoy my life; however, I've always wanted to do something that makes me feel excited; that gets me worked up. I'm different; I think it's good to be different. I am happy because I know that I'm a good person, I want to do good for others, and I would like people to do the same as me.
I was born in 2002 and diagnosed with Autism when I was three years old. Since being diagnosed, I've visited a Psychologist and Neurologist who've given me medication to help. I've also taken speech, occupational, and behavior therapy. You can guess that it is important for me to do these therapies. Each of the therapies has not only helped me understand that it's okay to be me and to see the world better, but they have also helped with dealing with stress, socializing, making friends, with school, paying attention to teachers, my thoughts, self-esteem, confidence, social skills, which is an area that I understand is one I need the most work, and more.
Repetition is a characteristic of Autism that I'm trying to understand. I feel lucky that my behavior therapist talks to me about it to help me cope and understand my feelings and how we can fix them. Unfortunately, because I repeat things over and over, people get tired of hearing my stories. They don't say it out loud, but their faces and body language show it. I feel sad and ignored when I know they are annoyed because I like to talk about my movies and actors. Since I'm a movie expert, I want to share everything with the world.
Attending school has been very hard for me. My mom has to fight every year with the school to make sure I'm getting the right accommodations and a full-time AID. I have an EIP in place that should help me learn at a different pace, but it doesn't. I don't understand why I have to learn things that will not assist me in the future.
My AID's name is Mrs. Sara. She has been with me since the 9th grade and is nice to me. She helps me a lot with my work. Not only does she fix it, but she tries to keep me focused, goes with me from class to class, reminds me to do homework, etc. I also have friendly teachers who sometimes like to talk to me about my movies.
I learned in class about bullying, which is a very sad thing that people do; however, I was never bullied because my friends are great at school. My peers treat me awesome, like my wisdom and personality and how I talk about movies, shows, and actors. They also like my presentations from my PowerPoint about my career.
I can attend school until I'm 21 years old; however, I don't want to because I'd like to learn about things that will help develop my future career. My dream since middle school has been to go to Full Sail University and finally become the best movie/show writer and voice actor. That, and finally, make friends who can come to my house to talk about our stuff and play with each other. This is my plan after high school.
I want to share a little more about myself. I grew up without a father. I don't know why he left my sisters and me, what he looks like, or anything about him. In 2014, I met Robert Brannen, who I now call my real father, my dad, and look up to. He adopted all of us and loves us very much. I love him too, so I use his last name as a middle name.
My dad cooks the best food ever. Every Sunday, he makes BBQ, and I dream and wait all week for this. His Pizza is better than any restaurant in town, and he likes to work outside the house. My dad teaches me how to take the garbage out, use a drill, blow the backyard, putting green, and more. He has three older kids who work and are married, but I don't know their ages. Although I don't interact much with them, they are very nice to me. Their names are Heather, Troy, and Tara Brannen.
My mom, Valeria Brannen, has been there for me always. She is an excellent golfer and biker and was on a reality show called Big Break 3 in 2005 on the Golf Channel. She has been on many other shows also. In the golf world, she is famous, and she plays with her friends and wins all the time. It truly makes her happy.
Since my mom is a professional golfer and owns a golf school, I had no choice but to learn how to play. She also likes to do fun stuff; she just doesn't stop. She enjoys taking me to places and making my parties, for the most part, the best on my birthdays. I always ask her to invite her friends so I can get a lot of presents, and believe me, they are the best presents I have ever had. My mom defends me from people when they are mean to me. It doesn't happen often, but when she does, it's unforgettable.
My mom makes me laugh when she starts dancing to Latin music at home and grabs me to dance with her. I usually don't even know the music and wonder how I move. When I have tantrums, she helps me control my emotions, understand what is going on, and guides me when I feel lost or don't know what to do. I love her, and she loves me too.
I have three sisters, Camila, Sara, and Valentina, and I have one uncle who grew up with us named Daniel Mayor. Camila is four years older than me and graduated from UF in 2021 in advertising. I went to her graduation with the whole family, and I got inspired. She has been there to help make me a better person.
Cami also teaches me to look nice for girls by telling me to put on deodorant, shave, and wear cologne. After a Peloton ride, she says, "Sebas, come on, man, you smell like an onion!" She has been trying to teach me to eat healthier to lose weight, but I like food too much. At least I do Peloton for 45 minutes every day. When she visits me, she takes me to different places I like and is always there to make sure I am truly happy and getting better at everything. It's why I looked up to Camila as a truly awesome sister.
Sara is one year older than me. Since we were so close in age, she was always in charge of me when we went to take the bus to school. Sara always had her eyes on me, making sure I was good. She became the JROTC battalion commander when she was in 12th grade and was a great leader with the help of Cornel Anders. I know this because I had been in JROTC since the 9th grade, under her command. Sara graduated from Stoneman Douglas High in 2020. She is in UCF in Orlando, attending college, and is the best wrestler in Florida in her weight class. Most of the time, she wrestles more than the boys.
Sara wants me to do well, so she always advises me to listen to the rules to be a better student in my class and a better citizen. She teaches me how to socialize and communicate better with people so that they recognize me. I came to respect her because she is always there for me, and I will always give her my love. Sara and I went to jiu-jitsu together and did many other activities that mom encouraged, and she has been there to help me become a very awesome person. I miss her very much.
Valentina is my little sister. I'm seven years older, so she and I don't have much in common because of our age difference; however, we spend time together. She is also my movie/TV show partner. Valen helps me get used to anything that starts to bother me, like jokes. She makes them hilarious. Sometimes I feel bad about myself, so Valen comes to me and gives me warm hugs and good advice, like, never letting anything make me feel bad. It's one reason I'm always there to help her, just as she is helping me to get better at things.
Daniel is nine years older than me. He moved to the United States when I was in my mom's belly, so I've known him since I was born. Daniel and I hang out together in his place, playing video games, watching movies, and doing awesome things together. He is in California becoming a doctor and a father to his son named Rafael, whom I like to call "Raf," like in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Hopefully, when I move to California for my career, I can visit him and his family more often and spend time with them just like in the old days. Daniel is the best uncle ever, and I will always love him with all of my heart.
I must talk about my grandfather, Ivan Mayor or "Toto." He is my friend and mentor, who calms me down whenever I get really emotional. Toto is also a Zen in Movement master. I don't know what that is, but he has a podcast about it. He speaks a little bit of English, so every morning, when I'm getting dressed for school, he listens to voices that teach him.
One day, Toto asked me to do the voices in English for his Zen in Movement podcast, and I succeeded. I don't exactly know what I'm saying because it's Zen; however, he likes how my voice turns out. He teaches golf to kids who want to be better at the sport. Toto teaches me golf also, and sometimes I go with him even though there are times I'd rather not. He takes me to the movies, spends time with me, brings me to my favorite restaurants, and hugs me. I love him, and I love spending time with him.
My grandma Tita lives in Colorado. I don't see her often, but when I call her, she listens to me, and when I'm sad, she helps me feel better. I hope one day she moves closer to where we live so that I can see her more.
In July 2020, I came up with my YouTube channel and named it Sebas' Voiceover World. The channel's true purpose is to showcase many voice actors, characters, and voice actors for shows, movies, and games and have interviews with professional voice actors. It also shows how many have shows, movies, and game clips edited with sound effects that they should've used. Since starting, I've gained up to 2.32k subscribers, and my channel has been recognized for all the hard work I have done in my videos. I also have an Instagram account where I post birthday wishes to voice actors I want to interview.
This is Sebas World for now. I will do my best to see myself on TV by volunteering in as many shows and movies as possible as a voice actor. I'm really excited and will continue to make my life great, my dreams come true, and make sure I accomplish my goals, just as I've said