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 have a friendly chat with someone you don’t know well.
I was on vacation recently, camping in Custer State Park in South Dakota. It’s a wonderful place, and I can’t recommend enough this as a place to visit at some point.
In any case, one of the people working at the site was walking around, trying to help someone get their very large camper parked. While we watched them struggle to get into a spot, we chatted a bit. About life, the area, and more. It was a nice 15-20 minute talk with Josh, before he headed out for a week on his own break from work.
I enjoyed the chance to talk to someone new, with a completely different view on life. He was moving from Chicago to South Dakota, and it I enjoyed our time. Hope I get to see him next year.