Not long ago an article was published on The Open Mic about what made us translators, that is how we got to know and love the profession. I thought it could be nice for us to share if and why we considered undertaking it, whether it was pure luck or intentional and so on and so forth.
I'll start (briefly) with myself. I didn't realize I loved languages more than anything until my last year of high school. I didn't really want to study foreign language literature at university, because it didn't offer many work opportunities, so I decided I would try with a limited enrollment university course on something called intercultural mediation...but really I had no idea what translating meant Only once I got to know it better I realized it was perfect for me.
What about you? Did you tell everyone you wanted to be a translator when you were little? Were there ever 'signs' in your life that you would become one? Or did you stumble upon your first translation by chance?