I went to a conference today and it was a touch overwhelming - there were people from all aspects of my interpreting/professional life. I saw my former boss who is really responsible for much of the foundation of my practice and accomplishments as an interpreter - she always believed in me and challenged me. I saw colleagues from my early, early days as an interpreter in K-12 settings and it was SO good to see them. I saw students from almost every year that I taught in the Interpreter Training Program. I saw interpreters I used to coordinate at the University where I worked. I saw folks who used to work for the same company I work for now, current employees, people from other states...Just everyone. Long forgotten names and faces. And generosity.
Today was a good day.