My epiphany was to renounce all religion and superstition. Now I employ that same patience, but while I am waiting for one thing, I am doing what I can to advance my life in ways that I do have control over. That keeps me much saner for when opportunities finally do arise, and they do. With the same girl, actually. In the last couple weeks, I have employed great patience with her; I actually think she may have been subconsciously testing me to see if I would freak out again if she ignored me for a while. I definitely wanted to, but I stayed frosty. I have gotten to see her more, though, including yesterday, and she is clearly coming around back to at least loving me as a friend.
Patience and consistence works. My sniper strategy failed because I didn't follow it lol.