paralyzed rats

so I had an informational interview with a very nice attorney at a firm that does the kind of work I’m interested in, and I was hoping to follow that up with an actual interview for an open position. However, (1) they have not contacted me in over two weeks, and (2) when I reached out to the woman I spoke with, she politely said they’re contacting candidates this week, implying that if I don’t get an email they’re not interested.

So I’m doing the thing where I quietly let a dream dissolve so it doesn’t knife me in the gut three weeks down the line when the disappointment is for sure—

except that my career counselor just keeps chirping things like “WAIT AND SEE” “SOMETIMES BIG FIRMS MOVE SLOWLY” and it is not helping.