Quarantine Loneliness

The past seven months of the pandemic have really taken their toll. I did have a reprieve when my kids were out of school for the summer, and even somewhat last spring when their virtual school day was really abbreviated. But the past month it is all coming into focus for me. Dan is hidden in our office, while each girl is sequestered for school in her own bedroom. I am faced with three closed doors and a lot of free time. Alone. I do a little work for my very part time job, but other than that, and therapy once a week I find myself with not much to do. I do make myself empty the dishwasher, fold the laundry, etc., but other than that I am wasting time watching TV and surfing the internet. And it’s not fulfilling. And it’s definitely bringing me down. I’m bored. And lonely. And it’s taking its toll on my mental health. 

In another time in my life I would binge read, but for some reason I can’t get into any books.  I have supplies to make all sorts of crafts and art projects, but again I can’t get myself to pick any of it up. 

Part of me wants to get another part time job, but I have no idea what I would do… or what I am even qualified to do. I am going to take a jewelry making class at a local art school, which will be once a week, but that doesn’t start until next month. So what for now? I am not sure. But I did want to own how I was feeling. Maybe putting it out there will make it a little less lonely…


  1. we are installing the punim Friday moring, 10am, if you want to help! I haven’t been able to get into reading since March, even though I have plenty of free time. Not sure why, but I totally get what you’re saying .


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