I start Monday!
It's exciting to get a new job; feels like the world is alive with possibilities. It's less money than I was hoping for, but I was honest with them that salary is a priority for me, and I asked her to keep me in mind as the company evolves and growth becomes an option. She totally understands where I'm coming from, and I believe she is an ally in that respect, so hopefully it will only be a matter of time before I am making the amount I should be.
Keep your fingers crossed for more money!