Yes, Switch2.it is not yet of age, but… ‘it has a certain age’, as they say.
On this day, 1 March, 10 years ago, I opened my VAT number and entered the wonderful world of freelancing (a cross and a joy, to quote Verdi).
Today, 10 years ago, I started working as an interpreter and translator, a profession that I still love.
Today, 10 years ago, I did not know that this job would be so demanding, sometimes difficult and frightening, but above all beautiful, exciting, adrenaline-filled, passionate, full of satisfaction and unforgettable experiences!
Today, 10 years ago, I met the people who made me who I am. People who believed in me, in my immature talent, in my potential.
I will never cease to be grateful to those who have shared these 10 years with me, in the most intense moments and in the ‘lighter’ ones.
(I must also mention the people who did not support me, who did not believe in me, because it was also thanks to them that I was able to learn, to improve, to grow).
I will never be able to thank those people enough for still believing in me, so really: thank you!
Ten years is just a small step in the journey, but in 10 years a lot has happened, big changes on a professional and personal level 🙂 Nearly a thousand days of interpreting, thousands of files translated, hundreds of people met, millions of words studied, spoken into a microphone, written on a keyboard, jotted down on a piece of paper or on an iPad, listened to through headphones… and all that, a wedding and three daughters, experiences that have given me the strength and the will to be the best I can be and that continue to drive me today.
Ten years is an important number that invites you to pause for a moment and look back on all that has been, all that has not been, and that urges me to wish for great things in the years to come.
Ten years is not a lifetime, but the beginning of a great experience!
Thanks to those who are with me today, those who have been there and those who will be there!
Ten times THANK YOU!