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 popular 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). Previously, Emily researched PTSD for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and earned a master's in psychology. You can find the latest from Emily at

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