Okay, I’ll admit it: “I’m so lonely” (if I may quote Saoirse Ronan in Little Women). It’s been over a month of solo self-quarantine, and the I have two titles mom and Grandma and I rock them both car shirt in other words I will buy this solitude, which felt fine at first, has become frequently miserable. (I can feel the parents who might be reading this rolling their eyes, though, and I don’t blame them.)
I have two titles mom and Grandma and I rock them both car shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater and long sleeve t-shirt
Although it’s a huge privilege to be responsible only for myself right now, it’s also a recipe for stress and anxiety. “The worst thing that we can do as humans is to imagine a future where we are alone,” social neuroscientist Dr. Stephanie Cacioppo told Vogue in March. Of course, this way of living won’t last forever, but while it does, I’ve been distracting myself by using the I have two titles mom and Grandma and I rock them both car shirt in other words I will buy this large swaths of free time afforded to me by quarantine to cook.