Last year, I was finally hired. The position doesn't pay great, but it's a living wage. And the benefits are outstanding. My working conditions can be uncomfortable, but are generally not bad.
Since my hiring, I found out more about some of the jobs I applied for. It turns out that, pretty much every job that I didn't get would have been wore than this one. I think back to how upset I was. It was so difficult to be patient.
In retrospect, it was such a blessing not to get one of those jobs. I didn't realize it at the time, but they were doing me a favor.
So much of my life has been like this. I just wish someone could have slipped me a "cheat-sheet", warning me how often negative things would yield positive results. Life is never perfect, and rarely easy. But most of it works out in the end.