Today’s coping tip is to connect with someone from a different generation.
This tip makes me feel old. When I see “different generation” I used to think of someone older.
Now I think of someone younger.
At a large gym event last week I did this. There was a series of younger coaches that were from a local college to teach our teenagers. I took a few moments before and during breaks to chat with a young lady that I was assisting. She’s a senior in college, but she was proud she was born in the 1900s. 1999 to be exact, a year younger than my middle kid.
Still, we talked a bit about college and how our experiences were different and her experience as a D-1 athlete and me as a club one. It was interesting that many things were similar, but the intensity of our approaches to different aspects of life were very different.
It was a nice few moments one afternoon.
I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQL Server Central 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.