Jun 22, 2020
What is the reality of living alone during this pandemic, when your entire town, state, or even country goes into a strict quarantine? What are the worst days like, and how do you stay healthy, safe, and sane when loneliness and the longing for human connection are prominent parts of every day?
Today we talk with Nicole Hardy, a Seattle-based writer who has been living in complete isolation since Seattle went into quarantine nearly four months ago. She opens up about her difficult and painful experience living cut off from all human contact, and the ways she has learned to cope.
Nicole is the author of the memoir Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin, a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post and Marie Claire. Find her on her website or on Twitter. Read more of her thoughts on her time during lockdown in her article in Seattle Magazine, Living Alone in a Former Sanitorium. and check out her first appearance on The Bittersweet Life back on Episode 124 SHIP.
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