I saw on your blog that your paper has been accepted, congratulations! I hope it's going well with thinking about the next step.
I'm a little in shock because one of my postdoc lab mates has just decided she can't take the stress and uncertainty any more and has decided to leave research. She's decided to go into teacher training. While I think she'd be a brilliant teacher I am a bit demoralised because she's a really brilliant scientist, has a decent publication record, and I would have thought she'd be a shoein to become a successful group leader. But she doesn't want to take the risk that it doesn't pan out. She feels its safer to ensure she has a stable job.
"I feel dangerously ad hoc."