I got two different reactions when I told people I had moved to a standing desk. The first was one of jealousy…the other extreme disbelief (and not in an encouraging way). I know, it’s a fairly new trend that is just in its baby phase, but when the fitness freak in me heard that it was an option at my workplace, I couldn’t help but jump at the chance. I had spent 5 years of my life sitting roughly 9 hours a day, and let me tell you, I was doing more squats than Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime to make sure my butt didn’t turn into cellulite city. It was getting out of control.
Health insurance is not a sexy topic – that is one thing I know for sure. When I put on my big girl pants at the ripe old age of 22 and stepped through the office door of my first “real” job, figuring out how to cover my medical expenses wasn’t running through my mind. No, I, like many of you I’m sure, was full of excitement about how to decorate my new desk, meeting my co-workers, and finally getting started on my path to success. And to be honest, I was also mentally spending that first paycheck – hello, Pottery Barn bedspread and month’s supply of sauvignon blanc. So when I sat down at orientation and the health insurance paperwork was pushed across the table in front of me, all I could do was issue a blank stare. I had NO idea what was the best choice for me, and as you are all well aware, neither high school nor college truly prepare you to make these decisions.