Day 11 — When I’ve had a really bad day, the first thing (not person) I reach for is…
A shower. I always feel better after a shower and on bad days I can sit under the stream until the hot water runs out. I know that I’m contributing to water shortage problems because I’ll shower a few times a day if needs be – during exams and particularly stressful times I have a bunch of towels on rotation because they never dry in time for the next shower.
I really need a continuous water heating system in my next house so that I can spend more time in there without damaging everyone else’s chances.
I have so many memories of bad times where I just sat in the shower and cried while the water flowed around me. They aren’t bad memories, mind you, just memories of how I could feel myself getting stronger with time in there. In my little soggy sanctuary! On days when I’m very organised I’ll sort out some speakers and connect my iPod so I can listen to my audiobook while I’m in there, or I’ll turn on the shower radio so I can dance a little while I’m washing my hair.
One day I’m going to have an enormous monsoon shower with side jets and a seat.
If I’m a billionaire there will definitely be a TV in there, maybe Internet – I plan on not having to leave my favourite place if I don’t have to!