August thoughts

This year just seems to fly by, it’s already August, with summer vacation just around the corner, and I am so very much looking forward to it!

My first year teaching is over, and I think it went pretty well, even if it was quite stressful at times. I got very positive feedback from my students, which not only was a nice boost to my ego, but also made me feel like I actually was able to teach them a thing or two about life as a translator and interpreter and some of the necessary skills needed to be one “out here in the real world”.

Next week I’ll be in Berlin for the FIT World Congress, something I’m looking forward to very much, especially the impromptu theater workshop on Tuesday. And of course, I hope to see many of my colleagues there, especially the ones I usually don’t have a chance to see (in person) otherwise.

There is one more big job to finish, then I’ll be off to my long-awaited vacation to the south of France on two wheels. I’m really looking forward to this time without e-mails and cellphone (except for emergencies).
I can see how sometimes it may be necessary to be available even when you’re officially on vacation, but I try to make it a point to have a real time off from work. My regular clients are forewarned, and any news ones will just have to wait til I get back – or look elsewhere. Maybe that’s hard to understand for some, but it’s important to me to get away from it all for a while, and “all” includes work, even if it means missed jobs. Recharging my batteries is worth it for me.

Well, I need to get back to that big job, so I can get ready without stress, so have a good weekend, everyone! 😉

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