Tomorrow morning I’ll head into Disappearing Inc for my third treatment in having my tattoos removed. Note to self: take photos before going in, to photo-document the effectiveness of the second round. I’m pretty excited about that, especially given how little discomfort there was after the last treatment.
If my math serves me correctly, by the end of the year my treatments should be completely done and all three tattoos should be removed. It’ll be a weird thing to look in the mirror and not see them, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it in some way.
Other than that, I’ve been chugging away at life. The two biggest things I’ve been working on are the re-brand of my business and finishing my first book so I can get it up for sale. Both of which are taking up most of my free time (and some of my not free time, too!)
It’ll be nice to check those items off the never-ending nag of a todo list that I keep.
My standing desk effort has been going quite well. I got my NextDesk (http://www.nextdesks.com) just over 3 months ago now and I’m still loving it. Sometimes my knees hurt a bit from standing too still, but then my brain reminds me to shuffle my feet or move around my office a tiny bit, and I feel better. The addition of a gel mat under my feet when I’m standing has done wonders.
I generally sit for an hour in the morning and then stand until lunch. Most afternoons are over before I realize I stood the entire thing. The only time I force myself to sit down is when I’m doing a labor intensive task that requires my full attention — like Excel or editing. For some reason, my brain prefers to sit while I’m doing those tasks.
I haven’t lost much weight from standing (despite the claims that you burn more calories doing it), but I do feel a lot more healthy. I wouldn’t say I’m more tired at the end of the day, but I definitely feel fatigued on days where I stand more than I sit. Overall, though, I’m glad I made the purchase.
Here’s a photo of my setup, in case you were curious:
On the far left is my new computer (the little black cylinder), behind it is my external hard drive. My phone sits to the right of that, then some cereal, screens, keyboard (solar powered!) my beverage, speakers and a TV on the far right (for days I want to slack off and watch trashy daytime TV.)
Just your average ordinary run of the mill desk that goes up and down at the push of a button. One minute I’m standing, the next I’m sitting. Like magic.