I’m excited. I’m nervous. I’m hopeful. I’m scared. I’m a whole bunch of things at once and all I can do to anticipate anything is to stay reliable and be open to suggestion and or scrutiny. Maybe they’ll mock me. Maybe they’ll love me. Either way, I hope I can love them. Trying to remember what my friend told me yesterday. What was it?

• Be on time. • Give results. Not excuses. • Ask questions. • Smile?

He doesn’t do that last one himself very often. But besides that, I generally have a cheery disposition about my surroundings as soon as I get used to it. But also, I have to be wary that this environment could be privvy to unsuspecting blabbermouths. I’ll keep my guard up for now but I’m just lucky to be around.