I am getting a tattoo soon, I was thinking this needs to be on it "Ad astra per aspera."
There is surcease for the hopeful after all. I've a feeling I've clinched the research officer position for a development advocacy NGO. Hah. No more bitching without doing anything. Omfg. I have no experience selling policy positions ... but they liked my sample essays and I apparently said what they needed to hear in the interviews.
And then! My three referees have finally faxed my reports to Wellington. All on the same day. Wow. I am giddy. Here's to life - you brilliant, fickle, complex bitch.
Through adversity the stars.