I just learned that one of my teachers has taught at the translation school in Geneva. We had a little chat about being a translator in Switzerland. The teacher wasn’t all that positive about me being able to find a job without doing another master at the swiss school, but when she learned that I was specializing in medical translation, she became a little bit more postive. Apparently, they don’t teach medical translation as a specialization there.
I haven’t decided yet where I’ll spend the next few years, and I think the main reason is that I feel I can’t make a decision when so many things can change. I know things have been this way for a while now, and I believethe situation won’t change tomorrow. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. I think I can find peace on a daily basis and, in fact, not knowing what the future holds for me is also quite stimulating.
I left Switzerland with the idea that if I’d come back I’d find a job, but now that I had this discussion, I’m not too sure about it. The fear of not being able to leave a country because of a lack of job opportunity is always somewhere in my thoughts, not too far away. But I’ll figure something out. I think I should concentrate on my classes and on regaining the strength I lost these past months. It’ll help me fight for what I want later on.
Oh, by the way, if any anglophone (Steph or anyone else) reading me finds mistakes, please feel free to correct me, I’m asking for it!