I have perfect posture. I can’t take any credit for it, though—there’s about a foot and a half of titanium steel back there—a result of surgery to correct severe scoliosis. My entire spine is fused, and the rods keep it all in place (no, I don’t make the metal detectors go crazy in airports nor do magnets stick to me—I had the surgery when I was 13, so believe me, my friends tried!). Though I don’t really have much back trouble, most desk chairs are made to mold to a normal person’s back, and I don’t have a normal person’s back. So most desk chairs make my back hurt. A few years ago some friends of ours recommended I try using a medicine ball to replace my desk chair. I tried it and was hooked! The seat is as soft or as firm as I want to make it, and I can lean as far away or as near my desk as I want. Perfect! My desk is in the corner of my bedroom, and I face a window that looks out at the beautiful Florida sky. Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home!
About Krista: When Krista McGee isn’t living in fictional worlds of her own creation, she lives in Tampa and spends her days as a wife, mom, teacher, and coffee snob. She is also the author of “Anomaly,” “First Date,” “Starring Me,” and “Right Where I Belong.” Find out more about Krista at her website, on Facebook, or on Twitter.
One winner will receive:
- An iPad Mini
- A $25 iTunes gift card (download Anomaly to the iPad!)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on July 31st. Winner will be announced at Krista’s website on August 2nd.