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 make a list of three things that you can feel hopeful about.
1. Success against COVID
There are a number of drug trials showing some early success, but more importantly, there are a number of trials. We, as a world species, are trying lots of things. Hopefully something works and we share.
2. We can exercise with masks
Colorado implemented a mask order just after a volleyball practice a couple weeks ago. My gym for working out, and the one for coaching, both adhered to this. I held a practice after this, and the sixteen 13/14 year old girls wore their masks without complaint. They got pulled down once in awhile, but for the most part they wore them.
At the same time, I see lots, most people, in my workout gym wearing masks while working out. I tried it while lifting, and while not something I like, it’s not that bad.
3. My daughter will hang out longer
My daughter is a starting volleyball player in college. Last year, other than a couple matches missed for injury, she played every point as a freshman. It was quite exciting, traveling to watch her play live in New York, as well as streaming games from London, Sydney, and around the US. I was really looking forward to that again.
However, her conference suspended fall sports. They might move to spring, but for now, no sports. As a result, she is thinking that she doesn’t want to go back for the fall. It’s a lot of money, and if she can’t hang out with friends and is watching a screen, she would rather stay here, save some money, which might get her another season of play, and work for my wife.
I like having her around.