Tendency to Replace, Not Fix

I sit at a desk all day and often, my aching back is all that occupies my attention.

So I plan how I will change my situation. How I will get out of here and find a job that doesn't require sitting all day.

And in this specific situation, I don't think there is anything wrong with that. Sitting is the new smoking, am I right?

But it got me thinking, as many things tend to do.

I am so quick to replace. To find something that is better. When, perhaps, I need to learn to fix.

Could I find a seat cushion that prevents so much back pain? Probably. Could I ask for a standing desk? I know they would never buy one for a full-time employee, let alone an intern, but I could try. Could I get up from my desk every hour and stretch? Could I eat while still working and take a full hour at lunch to walk? Of course, and I already do those things.

Just makes me think: nothing will be perfect and there are things that can be done to make any situation better. 

But sacrificing my health and sanity by sitting at a desk all day is not a sacrifice I'm willing to make. It's not like this work is changing lives or something, anyway.

Melissa Moon