Dan (my hero) has shared a rubric for writing an engaging application problem. Putting it here for inspiration and so I don't forget about it.
Rubric for Great Application Problems
I realized today that it may take some time to get my endurance back. For the last two days of workshops, I've been completely exhausted by the end of the day. It makes me worry that I'm not cut out for this... I think I'm just expecting too many amazing things from myself immediately. It's okay if I gradually implement new ideas. One thing I learned today is that I need to take care of my own well-being first or I won't be at my best. That probably means scaling back my daydreams a bit.