Going to the hospital today for my follow-up resulted in conversation with a wonderful nurse who listened to me blab about my dreams of becoming an interpreter/translator. Walking out she stopped me and presented me to one of the hospital interpreters who gave me the name of her boss. I proceeded to the language services department and talked with this lady for about 20 minutes about certification and job possibilities. She is going to set me up to shadow for a day at the hospital and find a contact for me in the local school district about educational interpretation.
I walked out with my head held so high.