Always on.

Spent the past three days teaching an executive education class on transformation and change in the public service. Even though I’m an extrovert, there’s still an exhaustion that comes from “being on” for eight hours a day, for three days straight—from not just being social, but being available, insightful, cheerful, and (hopefully) inspirational.

All I feel like doing for the next couple of days is spending some time alone, with my thoughts and my notebook, and recentering and recalibrating.

(This also reminded me of just how much I love teaching—despite the exhaustion—and how I’m actually pretty good at it. I used to teach adult education in the past; perhaps it’s time to re-explore opportunities to do that here, again.)