I’m typing this in my office attire for the day — shorts and a sweatshirt and it’s 20 degrees outside. If you don’t think that’s crazy, wait to you hear what helps put my day into perspective…
I grew up in a home with well water. Matter of fact, about 95% of my life has been spent in homes where water was supplied by a well. That translates to LOW water pressure, you guys. About 8 years or so ago, the opportunity came about where I could hook to county water and I did so immediately. I went from soft flowing showers to a blast that could knock flesh from bones. I was thrilled!
Having a type A personality (if personality types were measured in increments, I would absolutely be an A+++ at least), I’m pretty much always in a rush with zero time leftover for anything unless I can carve in a early evening nap. I can’t remember a day where I didn’t do something pertaining to my job (not. one. day.) and if I could reset my electric toothbrush to shut off in 1 minute instead of 2, I would change it up ASAP.
What does this have to do with water? Well… the ‘escape the 80’s house’ has water supplied by a well (actually there are 2 wells here) and showers can no longer be accomplished in 5 minutes or less. It takes time to get the shampoo washed out and my quick 5 minute shower is a now a 20 minute relaxing experience — no matter if I like it or not. The first few days I seriously thought I would die and if I could’ve mustered the energy to repack and move back “home” I would’ve. After about a month I’ve realized it’s not all that bad to relax for 20 minutes. It’s not like when you’re in the shower you can multi-task and there’s simply no earthly way you can hurry up water.
Is there one thing that helps put your day into perspective? Helps you relax?
Just please don’t suggest that I take a bath instead…