So, like the title says, I really enjoyed my first week at my new job. The work is interesting and satisfying, my co-workers are damn awesome, and the hours are regular. However, I'm now struck with worry that I'm not doing well enough (I have no evidence for this). Please tell me it's normal to feel anxious after you've started a new job!

I really, really want to excel at this position, because it's in my field and I'm enjoying the work more than I've ever enjoyed any work I've done before. This week was the happiest I've had in yeeeaaars. I see all kinds of possibilities for the future and I'm inspired to start writing again and doing my creative things and learning. It's just all great - except for this anxiety! Part of this is because another new person started just two days after me, so I worry that I'm not comparing well (again, I have no evidence for this). I want to be the best newbie!

I'm alternating between this:

And this: