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 make a list of what matters to most to you and why.
What matters to me? An open ended question, but here are a few things that sprung to mind.
My wife – she is the most important person in my life and makes life worth living.
My children – I am constantly impressed and proud of them as they make their way in the world as adults. They give me hope for the future.
Andy Warren – My friend, former business partner, and fellow board member at SQL Saturday. Outside of my wife, he has influenced me the most across the last 20 years.
Our animals – Two dogs, multiple cats, and even the horses. Animals change my life and remind me of how amazing, healing, and special nature is.
Redgate – My employer for the last 15 years and a great company. I really hope this is the last fulltime job I ever have.
Coaching – The interactions, the struggles, the successes of working with athletes each year bring joy to my life.
My Health – As much as I struggle with aging and my body aches, I appreciate that I am overall a very healthy individual.