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Bye! Bye! Office Life!


This is it! This is my last day as a desk jockey. After today I will be an unemployed student pursuing my degree in Physical Education. This has been a long time coming and I am so very excited to begin this new chapter and to pursue a career in something I'm passionate about. To commemorate the day I created a…

6 Reasons to Get a Stand Up Desk


It has been a couple of months since I started standing at work with my Varidesk station. I had to lobby for almost a year for this and was so happy when it finally came. The Varidesk station was an awesome option because it cost $450 (versus $1500 for a motorized option) and has the ability to go from standing…

Need to Find My Passion


After another summer of being stuck indoors I have come to the absolute final conclusion that working a full time desk job is truly not for me, and I will never find happiness or contentment with my life if I'm stuck indoors in front of a computer. Funny thing to hear from a blogger, but blogging takes a small amount…

Items for a Healthier Office


I'm back in the office after a blissful four day weekend. I really struggle with this whole office job thing. I am not a fan of staring at a screen for several hours a day and I HATE sitting all day. But a girl has to do what a girl has to do to make a living in this world.…

Alberta Floods, The Sequel


I was flabbergasted that we had another flood threat in Southern Alberta  almost the day of the one year anniversary since the worst flooding in Alberta history. As Communications Coordinator for a rural municipality I have been working like CRAZY during this event. [caption id="attachment_6322" align="aligncenter" width="494"] Have my official "Information Officer" vest on[/caption] We had the threat of flooding…

Sitting All Day Sucks


I don't know about you, but I HATE sitting all day long. I get restless. I'll shift my legs, sit on one, if I'm in pants I'll sit cross legged, no matter what I do I hate it. I found this Sitting Calculator on the Just Stand website- I recommend you do it now. I always thought I was pretty active since I hike/run on…

Catch Up on Work- Go Offline!


Yesterday was an amazingly productive day for me. Our server was down and I was without internet, email or access to my files for the entire day. Now I’m sure most if you are scratching your head wondering how on earth that makes for a productive day. I’ll list the ways it helps you! Collect Your Thoughts I don’t know…

Working During the Alberta Floods


I work in Communications for a municipality and when Alberta Environment opened the Oldman Dam they released a Flash Flood warning and our Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) kicked into high gear. As a Communications person, I play a vital role in the EOC as I have to ensure timely updates are given to the media and the public. Information Officer's…

Healthy Work Snack


I am currently obsessed with my new healthy work snack- apples and peanut butter! It is the perfect 4 o'clock snack before I get off work and head to the gym because it ties me over until dinner. You're looking at about a 300 calorie snack (peanut butter is high in calories) but the fats keep you full longer and…

Trying to Make a Windowless Office Livable: Fish!


My office is in the basement meaning no windows! Coming from my office in Waterton, where one wall was all glass looking onto Bears Hump, this has been a MAJOR readjustment and it's not an easy one. I find that I have a lot less energy,  a harder time focusing and I leave work feeling tired and crabby. I am…