Excited! I just submitted a proposal to do some research on mental health and study abroad. I've been asking to be allowed to do this research for years, and for whatever reason I've never gotten any support before this. Then, unexpectedly, the director of our office said she loves the idea! Guess I just needed to get in with the right person. And I'm sure my new position (not THAT new-- I've been in it for almost 2 years now!!) doesn't hurt either.
Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting.