Fingers of water

I’m an introvert, so I need alone time to recharge.

Some days, the only alone time I get is in the shower.

I’ve been trying to make the most of it by turning up the water as hot as I can stand and then dissolving into the corporeal sensation of it.

Published by Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a freelance writer specializing in mental health and parenting. She has written for major digital publications, including Everyday Health, Health, The New York Times, Parents, Romper, WIRED, and more. Emily is a professional member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). Formerly a mental health researcher, Emily also holds a master's degree in psychology. You can find the latest from Emily at

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