This feeling of falling behind and never having enough time--or sleep.
It's enough to make me cry...and I did.
But this weekend changed all that. HR contacted me on Saturday in regards to the qualifying interview I had late last month in Seattle.
When I heard the news I clenched my fists and shut my eyes. This rush of fear and excitement and vindication warmed me.
It's like all of my determination and desire and hard work towards getting to Seattle is finally starting to pay off.
Now I have a full year to apply to upcoming, staff-only positions within this city department as they're made available to me.
I'll still be competing against other candidates and there's no guarantee I'll get hired but this makes me that much closer to getting in. To going back to Seattle...to stay.