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 identify three things that give you hope for the future.
I have a lot of hope for the future. Here are three recent things that make me believe the world will be better in 2022 than 2021.
First, going to a live conference was great for me. I had another one last week, SQL Saturday Orlando 2021, and I have two more on my future schedule. While the movement for many free events seems slow and tentative, I am hopeful that we’ll start to see more SQL Saturdays or Data Saturdays in 2022.
Second, kids sports seem to be working well, and that’s an important hobby for me. I’m hopeful after coaching during the pandemic last year that my efforts will look more normal this year.
Third, I’m both surprised and pleased by the number of people around the world and in various countries getting vaccinated. I’m also pleased that many private organizations are starting to require proof of vaccination or a negative test. Those types of efforts will go a long way towards moving us to normality and a better future.
Really good point you made there with…
” I’m also pleased that many private organizations are starting to require proof of vaccination or a negative test. Those types of efforts will go a long way towards moving us to normality and a better future.”
Did the SQL Saturday in Orlando require such a thing?
They did not. They requested people wear maps and adhere to local guidance, but the organizers declined to check cards for everyone.
There was a good mix of people wearing and not wearing masks, and people freely volunteering their vaccination status.
Thanks for the reply, Steve.