I'm having a bad case of I'm not from here this week, and it's really messing with my head. Short version is that since I'm leaving in 1-2 years (probably closer to 1 than 2) after I finish my MA/get my certification, I'm leery of getting involved with people. The flip side is that since this is pretty common knowledge, people also don't spend a lot of time building much of a relationship with me, because they're either native Minnesotans or assimilated, which means that about 5 nanoseconds after I leave the state I'll cease to exist as far as they're concerned. In some cases, I can't say I'll mind that much, but in others, well, I actually thought better of them, which was pretty stupid of me.
So I guess I better hunker down and pare my life down to the bare essentials: work, school, and occasional entertainment to keep me from going completely batshit. P is right; this state is killing me, and I need to get the hell out.
I probably should have left five years ago, but I figured it was better for the kids to stay here. God, what a dumbass I was.
This is probably not the ideal mindset to be heading into Convergence with, but it can't be helped.