I came across someone yesterday that put me down for how long I’ve been in school with no degree to show. I further explained how I plan to obtain my degree in ASL interpreting and it will take me another few years, but he still judged… I actually let this person get to me and I started feeling down about myself. A talk with my mum changed that feeling of dejection. In her words she said, “why should you care what others think about you? You’re going to be successful and happy with your career in the end. Forget everyone else”!
— So I apply to the UH ASLI program that is highly competitive in the spring and I start my first interpreting class in just two weeks.
Mixed feelings of happiness and angst are creeping up on me.