Like a real, full-time, with benefits, no joke, regular paycheck job. IN MY FIELD. AND IT'S A GOOD ONE.

The last time I made money NOT through freelance work was 2008.

Hold me, Groupthink, and pardon me while I start drooling over brand name goods and services. I'm gonna get new glasses. I'm gonna buy clothes. I'm going to PAY SOMEONE ELSE to cut my hair.

Please, Powers that Be, don't let this hopeful post be a jinx.