I am buying more and more into the camp of "your attitude is everything." I have been looking forward to starting this postdoc pretty much ever since October when I made my decision, so I guess it should come as no surprise that my first day was great. I feel like I really fit and that my knowledge will be put to great use.
Group meeting in particular put me in wonderful spirits. It was right up my alley, and even the background information given was on papers with which I was intimately familiar. I am not shy when it comes to piping up and asking questions, and I felt like they were welcome and encouraged.
I would write more, but I feel like exhaustion has hit me like a ton of bricks. Suffice it to say, I am so glad to be back in the saddle. I am almost as glad that my stuff FINALLY arrives tomorrow, so no more blogging from a camp chair!