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 re-frame a worry and try to find a helpful way to think about it.
One of my worries this summer is SQL Saturday and events. The pandemic took a toll on organizers and attendees, with many of them tired of virtual events, along with trepidation about renting space and putting a crowd of people together. I worry about how we restart events.
However, what I need to do is have empathy that situations are different for many, and that we need to support people in different ways. I also need to remember that many people want to run or attend events, but that patience is needed to get comfortable with the idea of a crowd of people together again.
It’s helpful to start having conversations and share ideas, get feedback, and understand the challenges people face in us moving forward as a community of free, one-day conferences.