Quarantine Brain

When I became pregnant with my daughter, I became flighty.  I blamed it on “Pregnancy Brain”.

When I was engaged and planning my wedding, I became forgetful.  I blamed it on “Wedding Brain”.

When I was going through Widow Fog (which is 100% real), I blamed it on “Widow Brain”.

And now I realize that I am afflicted again…with Quarantine Brain.

It makes sense.  I am working 40 hours a week from home (which I am grateful) and I am homeschooling my kindergarten daughter.


To be truthful, I am envious of those who are having a restful quarantine because between work and home school…I am exhausted.

Add in all the news.  Lots of news.  Press conferences.  I have hit my limit.

And all the opinions.  Everyone is an expert.


My brain is on overload.  I haven’t had time to read much or write and I have thought about writing many times.  But the thoughts are so jumbled right now.

I have done some cooking and some trips to the shore.  We are allowed to go to the beaches here, we just need to remain socially distant.

Quarantine got the best of my daughter.  She gave herself bangs.  (insert facepalm emoji)


So I wanted to do a quick check in?  How are you feeling during this quarantine?  What are you thinking about?  Have you cooked?  Have you given yourself bangs?  How are you dealing?

5 thoughts on “Quarantine Brain

  1. I’ve adapted, but I don’t like it. But I freely admit I’m at the point where I just want to get back to life….that’s the nicest way I can phrase it


  2. I can’t imagine home schooling. My wife and I were talking about this tonight. Our two daughters would have been impossible to home school.
    I’m working from home also and feel like I’m working more than ever. And it still doesn’t feel like enough.

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    1. It’s definitely a challenge. I tell myself that at least she is kindergarten. She’s not learning algebra.

      I normally work from home but this change in the routine has been hard. Hang in there!


  3. I’ve been letting my bangs grow out! I have been baking a few things–scones and zucchini bread. My business has been closed during the stay-at-home order in my state. Honestly, it’s been a bit stressful thinking about going back to work because it’s not possible to social distance in my profession. I’m trying to process my emotions in healthy ways, focus on what I’m learning during this time, and practice gratitude (and not eat all the chocolate I can get my hands on!).

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