I got one!
It’s even paid…and it’s on campus! And it’s the one I wanted in the first place! This is miraculous. And well-timed, since I just sent off some last-ditch-effort resumes to other places today. Other, far-away places that would not offer to pay me. All of this adds up to:
-Not being forced to drop Great Books
-My mother and my advisor not looking upon me as a sad, lackluster human being who cannot accomplish the simplest of tasks
– Having a sweet internship, perhaps leading to some sort of career path, or slightly-less-vague idea of the future
– Straight up cash-money, homes