As the months and days counted down, I was becoming more and more discouraged. It didn't look good.
A year ago on this exact date, I was interviewed by a city department in Seattle. I passed and was given access to apply to staff-only positions as they became vacant.
The catch was, that access would expire in one year...today being the last day.
I had only a couple interviews with them over the course of this year but was never picked for those jobs. My time has run out.
However, because my experience is still current/relevant (my university job is in the same field) I asked for an extension...and it was granted...for another year!
I feel really good about this. This means I still have a chance of finding a good job in Seattle and relocating there.
And with twelve more months on my side, I don't feel so pressured.
I'm thankful for the continued opportunity.
Now I just have to hold on, keep trying, and hope something good comes of it!