We’re currently at our staff retreat in Chiang Mai. I must admit it’s slightly less retreat-ish than let on and involves more sessions, group activities, and conversational room than my definition of retreat would include. However, I know that so many people have worked hard to make this happen so that all of our staff from around the world can come together for a few days.
Even so, can I just admit this: as two introverts, there are aspects of the aforementioned group activities and conversational intervals that are simply painful for us. I can feel the tense shoulders and grinding stomach come to me when they make the announcement for what we’ll be doing next, or simply every time we have a meal with this many people together.