Our Co-founder’s Ultimate Guide to Quarantine

Like much of the world, I’ve been in isolation for weeks with my family. My husband goes grocery shopping every Monday evening (when there seem to be fewer shoppers); we do a pickup from a local restaurant every Thursday night; and we’ve yell-chatted f…

Like much of the world, I’ve been in isolation for weeks with my family. My husband goes grocery shopping every Monday evening (when there seem to be fewer shoppers); we do a pickup from a local restaurant every Thursday night; and we’ve yell-chatted from fifty feet away with some friends who live nearby. Otherwise, we’ve had almost no contact with others.

I’ve spent a good portion of every day feeling very thankful, and incredibly lucky. So many lives have been lost, and many many more turned upside down, because of COVID-19, while the biggest challenges I've faced have been adjusting to working from home, overseeing my kids' virtual learning, and deciding what to make for dinner.

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Life in Quarantine for a ‘Professional Homebody’

I was made for quarantine life. I get to work at home. In my sweatpants. I get to cook more! I get to be around my kids and husband all day. And I don’t have to talk much—a welcome break for my often “on” but actually introverted self. At the end of ea…

I was made for quarantine life. I get to work at home. In my sweatpants. I get to cook more! I get to be around my kids and husband all day. And I don’t have to talk much—a welcome break for my often “on” but actually introverted self. At the end of each day, we go outside to exercise in the park (masks on, staying at least 6 feet from everyone else), then shower, eat a good dinner, and putter around until bed. What’s not to like?

Lots of things, of course. I’m clearly trying to find a silver lining in an incredibly dark stormcloud. But I do love all of these activities and have often joked that I’m a professional homebody.

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