Maybe not how you think.
In my case it’s a matter of ergonomics.
My entire working life I spent in an office, in a chair, with a desk and a computer. Well, actually, I’m old enough to say the computer came later. But I digress.
During the last few years that I worked for the City I had a nice spot on the 43rd floor of a high-rise with good views of Seattle’s waterfront where I could watch the ferries come and go.
During that same period I also had two desks in my office (well cubicle really) – a normal sit-down variety where I spent most of my time and another stand-up desk in front of the window.
Pampered? Not really. I hadn’t asked for another desk specifically – a coworker did. But when she got tired of it, I took the stand-up desk off her hands, and found it useful for giving my back a break.
Fast forward to now.
Can you guess where I’m headed with this?
Not to complain or anything but yeah, there’s some lower back pain, because as much walking and gardening and outside stuff as I do, I still have a hobby the puts me back at a desk with a computer.
So I did a bit of research online on what could be purchased. But not wanting to invest without knowing I’d really use it, and also knowing the wondrous skill of my dear hubby, I asked him to make me a stand-up desk, a platform of sorts to sit on top of my regular desk.
Bingo! The last few posts I’ve published on my blog, I did standing up, with views not of the Seattle waterfront, but of my own front yard. Just thought you’d want to know. 😉 And when I want to sit for a while I remove the platform. Nice, huh?
And because I can’t do a post without a couple of photos, here’s a sandpiper from the beaches of Central California, also standing.
More of the California coast including Big Sur to come.