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 take a different route when you next go somewhere.
I go a lot less places than I used to before the pandemic. It’s something that never really mattered to me, but it stands out now. My Google travel timeline each month is way less diverse than I’d like.
However, I do go to the grocer, the gym, and coach a little volleyball. Those are relatively short trips, but I can go out of my way a little. The other day, I was going to the gym, and normally it’s a fairly straight, short set of roads. However, I can go a little past my normal turn and turn into a neighborhood that loops back behind the gym. It’s a slower route through some neighborhoods, but it also goes alongside the E-470 highway outside Denver.
It used to be a very open route, but there has been more development, and there’s less open space. The nature of the changing world, but not a welcome site. As many others feel, I wish the area was more like when I moved here.
In any case, it was a nice drive, windows open, heat blasting, music turned up.