Well, my new job has been like that.
I've met dozens of people who are interested in making innovation happen - and who value my contribution to the conversation!
Smart, funny people who like cake.
And flowers! Really, really nice ones - on my first day.
There's a steep learning curve, for sure, but I'm climbing it steadily every day.
Already, halfway through week 2, I've made connections and breakthroughs and the wheels are turning with plenty of ideas for the future.
Do I like this job? Past experience makes me want to reserve judgment for a while... Once burned, twice shy and all that.
But the optimist in me says that all signs point to Yes.
My Chinese-food fortune the day I started?
"Take advantage of your great imagination. It will serve you well."