Just trying to get the most out of life by figuring it out
Published on December 7, 2005 By So Many Questions In Blogging
I went out during the after Thanksgiving Day Sale and bought a shower radio (mostly because everything else I wanted was already gone by the time I got there). I absolutely love music and love to sing in the shower so I have been meaning to buy a shower radio for quite some time. I was really excited about using it and my roommate thought I was crazy because I couldn't wait to take a shower to try out my new radio!

Tried it once. Tried it twice. Tried it once more. Now, I don't know if it's because the stations in this city just kinda suck, so they didn't play good music, or if I just might not be a shower radio kind of a girl. I love taking long showers because it's the one time that I have all to myself and that I spend reflecting on my life and my experiences. I have some of my best thoughts during that time, and often, I'm just the most happy during that time because I can dance and sing to the songs in my head, like nothing else in the world matters. And I found the radio was often just too distracting. I was consumed by what song was going to be next or being irritated because there were commercials, or trying to figure out why that song sounded so familiar. Being in the moment of just being in the shower no longer seemed enough. It's like my mind had to be shut off to pay attention to once again, more external stimuli.

I feel like this is almost a metaphor for life in general. We are so constantly focused on something about to happen or being irritated about something external that focusing on just that moment seems almost impossible. I'm not sure I'm ready to let that take over my shower time too. I may not throw my radio away, but reserve it for those days when my mind just feels pooped and needs some distraction.

What are your thoughts on this issue?

on Dec 07, 2005
Never wanted a radio in the shower. Always seemed kinda silly to me.