I’ve started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here.
Today’s tip is to take a small step towards an important goal.
Goals are interesting. I’ve struggled with them for most of my life, and I dislike setting them and forcing myself to meet some arbitrary thing. I find life comes pretty fast, and sometimes throws me a lot of curve balls. That being said, I’ve had a lot of success and I rarely find myself lacking for things I’ve accomplished, both at work and in life.
That being said, I’ve let a lot of things go, partially because life is busy and I get caught up with it. I don’t have any great big goals, but I do have a few things nagging me.
Around the ranch there are always things to work on. Some of them are priorities, and often those are the ones I don’t love working on. I get satisfaction from fixing feeders, but I don’t really enjoy it. This was most of my last Sunday. Bracing and replacing old wood.
However, I do like tackling some new things. One of the we’ve done a few times, more in this stay at home time, and want to do more, is sit outside in the evening. As we did recently with a friend, 6ft apart.
I’ve been wanting to build some Adirondack chairs for this space, with some built in tables, or at least wine glass holders. These chairs are OK, but we need more, and my wife would like to encourage boarders to come and sit and watch their horses.
I’d like to build something like this, which really could be from some of the scrap wood I have around. I’ve got lots of odd sizes that likely would work here, at least for a prototype.
I’m hoping to get slighly started with this over the weekend. It’s not a priority, but tackling something new feels good. I’m aiming to get the basic frame measured and cut. That would be a good first step.