What do you want to be when you grow up? As a teenager, I already knew the answer to this question: I wanted to work with languages. Nevertheless, ‘languages’ is a broad field. Then, one day, I decided I wanted to study Translation and Interpreting; I can’t even remember how this came to me or why I chose to do this, and so it was that I went on to study Translation and Interpreting, whilst, at the same time, I worked in the hotel sector to practice my languages and pay for my studies.
The first time I stepped into an interpreting booth was during my translation and interpreting degree. It was an awful experience, the words didn’t come out, I panicked, and I just left the booth. Nonetheless, in spite of this experience, once I obtained my Degree, I decided that I wanted to train as a conference interpreter and study a European Masters in Conference Interpreting
. I can’t even remember when I decided this, nor why, considering I had had nothing but unpleasant experiences in the booth.
So, what happened next? Well, the answer to this question is in the Meet Me
It’s funny how I never had to reflect, think or meditate when taking these decisions; such decisions or instincts just came to me or lay somewhere inside myself, leaving me no other choice but to follow them, to be true to my vocation; there never was a Plan B.