Forge
Published in

Forge

How to Relearn the Joy of Being Alone

When you’re quarantining with other people, it’s easy to forget how to do things solo

A woman smiling and hugging her bed.
Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images

I was halfway down the pasta aisle when it hit me: In quarantine, without realizing it, I’d become afraid of doing things alone.

My husband was next to me, as he had been for every grocery run since we went into lockdown. By this…

--

--

--

A publication from Medium on personal development.

Recommended from Medium

It’s Just A Little Cheating

Why I did not choose to be on my own.

We Don’t Have to be Silent

10 years untangling

The Struggles of Becoming an Adult

The Inevitable Deep Dive That Will Hit You Like A Truck

No, You Didn’t Waste Your 20s

Dear Basketball

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Alli Hoff Kosik

Alli Hoff Kosik

Alli Hoff Kosik is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, NY. A voracious reader, she channeled her love of books into launching The SSR Podcast in June 2018.

More from Medium

How to Research Your Family Tree

Finding my joy in Christmas with (grown) children

Karen Who

Can conflict make you a better person?