Daily Coping 19 Aug 2022

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 no plans day – Be kind to yourself and others.

Unlikely today. Yoga scheduled, and perhaps a high school volleyball game. I also have to get the database weekly editorial done, so this is on the list.

However, I had this day last weekend. I spoke at SQL Saturday Los Angeles 2022 and since I was already traveling, I asked my wife to come with me. She enjoyed a day at Venice on Saturday while I was speaking.

Sunday we had no plans. We woke up and had a late breakfast before driving downtown to the “Wake Me When I’m Free” exhibition of Tupac Shakur’s life and music. Loved it, especially this quote. I think this is how I view the world.


We then drove up to Oxnard, enjoying the view along the coast. We had an early dinner and then came back for a bike ride from Venice to Santa Monica and back. A quick drink by the water before calling it a day.


Nothing planned, just deciding at each moment what to do, and a great, relaxing time for us.

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