Waiting for a call that will come "in a week or so" is much more nerve-wracking than internship test results that will "take five or more weeks".
But I'd passed the application stage; I'd passed the general knowledge test; now all I had to do was hear back from the interview, and I'd know.
My ideal job would be as a sub-editor, and this came up during the interview. They asked if I'd prefer to do that than be a journalist. I want to be honest, so I said yes.
I know, cringeworthy.
And they rang me on Tuesday: They don't want me as a journalist.
But would I be interested in an internship as a sub-editor?
Why yes, yes I would.
I don't have the internship. Not yet. But now there's another — hopefully final — stage to go through. A "casual" meet-and-greet with my potential boss, this weekend.
I'm nervous, for so many reasons. If I get this, the whole direction of my life could be changed — potentially in both good and bad ways.
But wow I hope I get it.