I’ve started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, 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 few minutes and do something fun for yourself.
Last week I drove to the mountains to be sure I could host the SQL in the City Streamed – APAC. We were having construction at the house and I couldn’t find a quiet place there. I expected to go up, work, spend the night, and then have my wife and kids join me.
Instead, my wife decided to stay home and work, sleeping in our camper. My daughter joined her, which uses up all the comfortable beds in there. My son went to hand out with friends, and that left me alone at our condo for a few nights.
At first I thought about going back early, but decided not to crowd anyone out of a bed and instead take some time and reflect on life and enjoy myself. I had to work, but I also spent time walking around, enjoying the beautiful Colorado mountains, and getting away from my normal life. All in all, a bit of an indulgence for me, but a good one.