Two years later
I applied for it again this year. It's the Editor in Chief position at the campus paper of the university I got my degree at. Year long contract, some benefits, full-time.
They advertised the position. I submitted a resume, cover letter and portfolio. They asked me for a first interview. I went and did well. They asked me back for a second interview. It was tonight.
I wanted the job a lot.
Wanted it so bad, in fact, that I didn't tell my parents or most of my friends about it so that if I didn't get it I wouldn't have to answer a hundred iterations of "So, get the job?"
Turns out I didn't have to worry.
All is going according to plan (see principle six).