When you find a video of that conference five years ago where everyone said you totally rocked the ASL-to-English interpretation for that Deaf presenter, remember- that video is a cursed object.
Do not open it! Don’t even touch it!
Because, inside it is your best work, from five years ago.
And you will see it is good, you know, for five years ago.
I mean it’s nowhere near the level of your best work today.
But it’s still pretty good.
Well sure, you’ll think, there are a couple of word choices you would not have made today, but it’s acceptable work.
Except, now you notice that odd voice inflection, but it’s fine, mostly, I mean for five years ago.
Of course, you did seem to say “ummmm” like, A LOT. But it’s not bad, really.
And wow, you realize that actually vocalized that rhetorical question literally without adjusting it to its “Hearing” equivalent. You would never make that choice today.
But maybe you were tired?
(Why, you wonder, didn’t you hand it off to your team, what were you thinking?)
CURSED OBJECT! DO NOT RELEASE THAT PLAGUE UPON YOURSELF.
By the way, your work was great. It’s not worse than you remember, you’re just better than you were!