Sometimes, just sometimes I have some understanding how a musician or an actor must feel after a performance. There is a definite emotional high that comes from the anticipation of going on stage and then performing in front of an audience. You are zeroed in on giving the best you can during the time you are on stage, after all people have paid good money. But when the show ends, your body and mind revert to the original state of being.
Same goes for conferences and other events! To host a good event, you have to be switched “on,” paying attention to little things — not only what everyone is saying on stage, but how to incorporate the feedback on the social web. I always think of our conferences as like hosting a dinner party — hard work, but satisfying. I don’t know how the creators feel, but for me the days following our conferences leave me feeling a little tired, blue and mostly melancholy. Not only does the body lack physical energy, but also the emotional energy.
I am indeed looking forward to a slow weekend, of generally doing nothing and perhaps reading a book about another time and another place — Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood