As with many writers, I had a great post-conference bounce that filled me with energy, excitement for the future, and a generally positive attitude that helped me dive back into my writing.
It seems like that's gone, now. Not in a negative fashion, just back to "normal." I definitely have energy to write, and I'm still making time to write, but the routine took over, life got in the way, and now I'm back to working when I can, writing when I can, and sleeping or eating the rest of the time.
I still love my work, and I'm very excited about my projects. My status simply hasn't changed. And even though I'm seeking opportunities to advance my career, it's still not moving forward. Yet.
And don't get me wrong, this isn't a complaint, it's just the "current status" of my career. Like I said, that hasn't changed. At the moment, the energy, the enthusiasm, the drive to move forward is simply waning. It's like a turbo-boost in a sci-fi themed racing game. The conference propelled me forward, but eventually the boost goes away.
Then comes the slump. Again, not a dip below "max speed," just a return to the status quo.