Yes, I am back. I had a great time at the conference I attended...learned some things, met lots of people in my desired profession, and have some contacts that could prove useful in finding a job and also choosing a graduate program.
The Advisor was there, as were a couple of others from my former school. I had thought about telling him what I'm currently going through, but it was not in the cards for us to have a conversation that did not involve several other people. So, I did not.
I had some interesting IM chats with MBA Man and Country Girl the past couple of days. Each is struggling with problems right now, and I hope all turns out OK.