Reasons Why I Love Showering

Reasons Why I Love Showering

A long, hot shower is the perfect way to end a day

There is nothing better than getting into the shower after a long day, it feels as if you are washing all of your worries away. All of the dirt from the day is sent down the drain, never to be seen again. Just to stand there, when you have nothing else to be concerned with, is fantastic. After showering I feel reborn- a whole new, shiny person. It is the ideal ending to my day.

1. The warmth — I take really hot showers, which steam up the bathroom to the point where you might think you are in San Francisco. The heat is so relaxing, it is the corner stone of any good shower. Being warm is my favorite part of taking a shower because it is comforting and is especially nice after a cold winter day.

2. Quality time to think — If you do have problems that are so bad that the shower doesn’t make you forget all about them, then you are in luck because you now have at least 20 minutes of alone time to reflect. I do some of my best thinking in the shower. The white noise of the water running and the stillness of everything else makes the shower the perfect place to work through problems.

3. Jamming out — The shower is the one place that everyone can sing and no one can judge. I always sing in the shower, and I don’t care who hears! It is my time and I will do with it as I please. Most of the time my roommates with turn on music and I can just sing along with that but, even if there isn’t music playing I’m happy to serenade them a Capella style.

4. Fresh from the shower feel — I suppose that the real reason why we shower is to not smell the next day. I love the way the bathroom smells after showering, TRESemme products smell amazing. On top of that, after showering my hair smells fantastic, which is just incredibly satisfying.

5. Relaxation After a tough practice or a harsh day at school a long, hot shower is the best way to wind down. The heat actually helps your muscles relax, and loosen up but beyond that the shower is such a peaceful place. I get out feeling fully cleansed from my day and relaxed enough to fall asleep in my towel, immediately after stepping out.

Well, after all that work I think I have earned a shower myself.

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Thank you for giving me a stronger bond with our family.


When I was younger I resented you, I hated every ounce of you, and I used to question why God would give me a parent like you. Not now. Now I see the beauty and the blessings behind having an addict for a parent. If you're reading this, it isn't meant to hurt you, but rather to thank you.

Thank you for choosing your addiction over me.

Throughout my life, you have always chosen the addiction over my programs, my swim meets or even a simple movie night. You joke about it now or act as if I never questioned if you would wake up the next morning from your pill and alcohol-induced sleep, but I thank you for this. I thank you because I gained a relationship with God. The amount of time I spent praying for you strengthened our relationship in ways I could never explain.

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Thank you for giving me a stronger bond with our family.

The amount of hurt and disappointment our family has gone through has brought us closer together. I have a relationship with Nanny and Pop that would never be as strong as it is today if you had been in the picture from day one. That in itself is a blessing.

Thank you for showing me how to love.

From your absence, I have learned how to love unconditionally. I want you to know that even though you weren't here, I love you most of all. No matter the amount of heartbreak, tears, and pain I've felt, you will always be my greatest love.

Thank you for making me strong.

Thank you for leaving and for showing me how to be independent. From you, I have learned that I do not need anyone else to prove to me that I am worthy of being loved. From you, I have learned that life is always hard, but you shouldn't give into the things that make you feel good for a short while, but should search for the real happiness in life.

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I have learned that the cycle of addiction is not something that will continue into my life. You have hurt me more than anyone, but through that hurt, I have pushed myself to become the best version of myself.

Thank you for choosing the addiction over me because you've made me stronger, wiser, and loving than I ever could've been before.

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