I'm back from my trip and pretty tired. I regretted the harshness of my last post almost immediately after I wrote it. I realize that maybe I took some of the things that were said a little personally. I don't think I'm completely imagining the implied criticism in some of the comments. I think I have to just realize that I don't have to take it to heart.
I don't always feel like I fit in with this group and so I'm a little sensitive. But people don't always think before they speak -- I of all people should know that. I should say that I had some wonderful experiences with my colleagues on this trip too. In fact, I was a little sad when it was over because my normal workdays don't provide a lot of interaction.
I'm happy to be home, though, and feeling a lot better after some time sleeping in my own bed.