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I Had a Shower Beer.

Last night I did something that I haven’t done in a LONG time. I had a shower beer.

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This sounds like such a small and insignificant thing, but it feels so massive to me. It represents part of my youth. It represents the carefree nature of college. It’s everything that is the relaxed and fun vibe of being young. How did I ever forget what it was like to be young, free and full of energy?

Something about having a full-time job made me forget how old I was. Could it be that I’m surrounded by people years and years older than me? Probably not, since I’m pretty sure they party harder than I do. But still, there is something to be said for just feeling free and adult enough to enjoy a shower beer.

That being said, the shower beer came after half a bottle of wine, so maybe it wasn’t the most responsible thing in the world, but at the same time, what hurry am I in to grow up? I’m not married. I’m not even in a relationship. I want to have fun. I want to be young and free and travel the world. I want to see all there is to see and enjoy all there is to enjoy.

Sometimes I forget just how young I am. Sometimes, even here, I feel I need to be so much more mature and responsible than my age even requires me to be. True, we should all be responsible and accountable, but can’t I do that while also being young and irresponsible?

2014 will hold so many new challenges for me and so many exciting adventures. I can’t shy away from them. If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’ll know I’ve been trying to fight the curse of shame and embarrassment because I want to be bold and honest, and really stop caring what others think when I’m am truly being myself.

These are feelings I wish I could hold onto forever because they are so fleeting, and yet, so powerful.

Never forget the passion and strength you have as an individual. And never let fear keep you from the things you want.

Embarrassment is temporary and can only affect you if you let it. Push forward. Be amazing. And do exactly what you want because no one else will do it for you.

Hold that shower beer high. It might be reminiscent of your younger years, but it is a symbol of the hopes and dreams you’ll never let go of. It is the novel you will someday write. It is the world traveling you will someday do. It is your future, even if you don’t know it yet. Never let go and chug that baby down, because you are amazing and never, EVER, let yourself forget it.

No questions, just wine.

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4 Responses to I Had a Shower Beer.

  1. Oh my goodness, this is awesome! I used to LOVE shower beers and I think I would feel the same if I had one today. Cheers!
    Katie @ Live Half Full recently posted…Three Things ThursdayMy Profile

  2. hahaha, shower beers. haven’t thought about those in a long time.
    jenn @ runnderlust recently posted…Motivation Monday: Cozy Homemade VoidMy Profile

  3. a) I LOVE shower beers and b) Fat Tire is so delicious!! They JUST got New Belgium here in Columbus so Joel has been buying it up!
    Mary @ Travels with Mary recently posted…2014 ResolutionsMy Profile

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