Daily Coping 15 Jan 2021

I 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. All my coping tips are under this tag. 

Today’s tip is to find three good things to look forward to this year.

I’m going to reach here, and not pick things I am sure will happen. Instead, I’ll be aspirational and choose some things I am hopefully will happen.

First, I want to get back to the East Coast and see my Mom and brother. I have planned 3 trips out there, with my brother planning one out here, all of which were cancelled in 2020. I’m confident I’ll find out how to do this in 2021.

Second, I think my daughter will get to compete in volleyball next fall, and I will get to take some trips to watch her play. I’m more confident in the former than the latter, but I’m looking forward to doing both.

Third, I’m looking forward to visiting some parks and wilderness this summer. While I would like to travel somewhere, we are already making plans with friends for some trips in our camper with horses. We had hoped to get to Utah last year, or somewhere else, but didn’t go anywhere other than Mt Rushmore National Park. I am assuming my travel schedule is paused through summer, so I’ll have more time for trips.

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