Hello, I'm new here. I am HOH and have recently been given the "you need hearing aids" speech. I have always known how to fingerspell but have only recently enrolled in ASL classes to become fluent and sign instead of making someone go through my spelling everything out. I live in Olympia Washington and haven't been able to find anyone to practice with outside of my class. I am currently in ASL 123 which still makes me a beginning. I want to be immersed in the culture but with COVID it's hard. I'm interested in meeting up with anyone who lives at least somewhat near me as well. Masks are optional. Thank you and hope to meet some interesting people.