I pretty much stumbled into the world of blogging by accident! We had decided to put my teaching career on hold until our youngest started school and suddenly I found myself with lots of extra time on my hands (well, as much as you can have with a toddler at home). I'm still not quite sure how it happened but I started a blog one night, just on a whim, and what started as a hobby has now become a full-time career.
However, I quickly learned that there were certain essentials I couldn't live without...a good computer, a professional camera and a desk that met all my needs. My little computer table just wasn't going to cut it anymore and I needed a more functional work area! This is the tiny desk that I was originally working with. Not only was my work space too small, but it was kind of boring, don't you think?
I definitely needed an upgrade, starting with a new desk, and was so excited to replace that old computer table with my new UPLIFT desk from Human Solution! My husband easily put it together and we could tell right away that it was well constructed and made from quality material. Though there were bigger sizes available, this one fits my needs perfectly and I can't tell you how nice it is to finally have a desk that gives me plenty of room to spread out.
Since I was already getting a fresh look with the desk, I thought it would be fun to add some new office accessories too. Since our house already has a lot of coastal decor, I continued that theme with a coastal style message board and pencil holder. Combined with the new desk, my office was transformed.
While I loved having more room, the best part of the UPLIFT desk is the amazing feature that makes it different from any desk I'd seen before! When you sit for extended periods of time, eventually it gets uncomfortable and you feel it in your lower back (even if you're forever 29, like I am!). When that happened to me, I'd have to get up, stretch out and even walk around for a few minutes. The problem is that when I did that, I'd sometimes lose my train of thought and it would take a few extra minutes to get back on track. Definitely not convenient, especially when I had deadlines to meet. However, what I absolutely love about the UPLIFT desk is that now when I feel the need to shift positions, I can simply press a button to elevate my desk a few feet and work in a standing position!
I couldn't wait to try this cool feature but initially wasn't sure if it was something I'd really use all that much. What was I thinking? I use it all the time and it's really made a difference in my ability to work comfortably for long stretches. To be honest, reading about it doesn't even do it justice so I made this video to let you see it for yourself.
I could never go back to a regular desk after this! My new UPLIFT desk has been a great addition to my work area and has made getting my work done a whole lot easier (and more comfortable).
Lisa O'Driscoll is the creator of Fun Money Mom where she blogs about food, frugal living, her adventures in parenting and much more! You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.