I hope your interview went well, Eryn! I’m intrigued to see how it went! And honestly, I think it’s totally fine that you felt “clueless,” as you said, even though you’d prepped a lot. At the end of the time, we can prepare and prepare and still never know how something is going to go. Which is why, in my book, the best thing you can do is just be honest, show them your authentic personality, ask questions that are meaningful to you, and let the rest be left up to the Universe. I’m a big believer (in dating, and in job interviewing, and all other areas of life) that you can’t mess up the right thing. You can only “mess up” things that weren’t right for you (or not the right *time* for you) anyway.
That little bit of synchronicity between your cousin and Brene Brown is so cool! I think that’s a sign that reading Brene Brown is a good thing for you to be doing! 😉