back from tucson tucsoon

No, I haven’t abandoned my journal so soon, as I did once before. Rather, I was away since Thursday evening visiting friends in Tucson, and just got back very late last night.
I had a wonderful time, though it was much too short, especially given the air of crisis and sturm und drang I came back to at my office; before I’d even finished reading my first email, five people including my boss had descended on me with “critical” needs… I’d only been out of the office two days forcryingoutloud. Nothing I do here, for better or worse, is that important.
I was already feeling conflicted about whether or not I want to continue living and working here in the DC area, and coming back to this sort of unnecessary panic doesn’t help.