Jeff talked about the energy generated by this project, both for the participants and him. But then he notes, apologetically:
The reality check is that not every day feels like this in this job. There are days when I would love to have 1/10 of the energy I felt tonight. There are conversations with colleagues or students that leave me drained, not inspired. There are days I plod along, rather than lead and innovate. I know that.
I don’t think any apology or qualification is necessary. As I noted here, we couldn’t stand having every day as energized as this one was. We only need them often enough to keep school “sticky”.