In addition to starting a new year, I started a new job. Today marks the third day of my new post-doc. The lab is full of equipment that I have seen from afar, but never used. It's kind of starting to freak me out, but I just keep trying to remind myself that I didn't know how to do anything when I started graduate school except Gram stain and pour plates.
It is intimidating to go in such a different direction, but at the same time it's exciting to be doing something completely new. At this point all I have done is mandatory training (snooze) and read paper after paper.
I don't know when I will get into the full swing of lab work again. Before that happens I will have to find out where everything is and how things work in the lab. At this point all I can say is that the lab is extremely unorganized, which will take some getting used to all on its own.