But after my experiences doing interpretation for conferences at Proyecto, I'm kinda jazzed about pursuing further training/graduate study in translation/interpretation. I can see myself enjoying the work down the line, and I feel like it's a field with growth and where there will always be opportunities for growth, and it's a really useful skill. And, best of all in the immediate term, the thought of going back to school for it doesn't make me want to run screaming.
This is a little scary because it's been a while since I was in school, and the prospect of figuring out the finances seems daunting (mom & dad, remind me to get Melinda's address from you), but UMass has a program, which would moderate cost, since I'm a resident. If I want to do this, I also need to start preparing again for the GRE. This is annoying, because I took (and kicked ass) the GRE my senior year, but the results are only usable for five years. So I'm about a year and a half late on that. Bummer.
If I apply this fall, I can go back to school next year, which seems reasonable. I should probably also consider looking into a variety of programs, just to see. First step, I suppose, is to talk to the folks in Amherst. It's on my to do list for the week.