Thursday, December 31, 2009

Hear that? It's the last stone falling...

I passed the Qualifying Exam for my interpreting program!!! This was no easy feat, mind you. I’ve failed it twice before and last year the passing rate for those who took it was about 15%. It’s totally only because of God that I passed, and I’m very thankful for the prayers and support from my friends and family, too.

For several years now I’ve felt like I was marching around the Jericho wall, knowing this was the path God had for me, but feeling almost silly in light of the huge obstacles I faced. My learning disabilities and health problems seemed focused on making sign language interpreting as difficult as possible, but I’ve just kept walking… or stumbling… on.

Now it finally feels as though the walls have fallen down. Not to say there are no more obstacles, but just that they are more conquerable… or perhaps it’s that I know with God all things in His plan are possible!

The next step is internship. Within a couple of weeks I’ll be assigned internships with skilled interpreters in various college classes that have Deaf students. I’m finally getting to interpret for real, live people! I’ll start out observing the current interpreter, and then will gradually take over until it’s switched, with the mentor observing me interpret.

Also exciting news is that Peculiar People’s next collaborative book is finally published! The completion of Delivered has been a long-time coming because of one delay after another, not the lease of which was me getting Fibromyalgia right in the middle of the project. I was the director and a contributing author of this book. You can check it out here and can buy copies directly from me. Let me know if you want one.

God has definitely blessed me this year. I can’t wait to see what He has in store for next year. I pray each of you have a blessed year. Happy New Year 2010!


Jules said...

Congrats Amy! I'm so thrilled for you. And Happy New Year! Blessings, Jules

Joanne Sher said...

Soooo excited, Amy. Just WOW. Can't wait to have that book in my hot little hands (will be doing a post at my blog about it some time in the next week or so, by the way...)

Laury said...

Am so happy seeing your life moving forward:)

Resia said...

Congratulations to you, after graduation, welcome the future. Get rich and blah blah blah.
By what the hell I was ...
the point is congratulation on your graduation

Not Much To Say said...

Now that you accept that you passed because of GOD, please prey to him that HE also be present when you are on an interpretation job ;)
Else, only GOD knows what might happen...



My heartiest congrats


All the Very Best

for the life up ahead.

Not Much To Say said...

I just another Blogger...
Not much to say,
but, I try anyway.
I'm in your neighborhood.
Just half the globe around.
In India.

Xam and Camille said...

Congratulations!! Go ahead and move forward!

mukul said...

congrats.....dont even knw u ...just visted ur blog by chance...found his post a bit inspiring ...keep smiling

chanel purses said...

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