Hoboken Girl Reader Brooke Shares Her Quarantine Routine

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All this social distancing and self-isolating makes for a lot of personal time, as well as quality time to spend with the loved ones we’ve quarantined with. It’s a time to learn your favorite, binge-worthy shows, as well as your least favorite {but still binge-worthy} shows, a time to reflect upon your love for your favorite restaurants that are still offering takeout, and a time to clean out that closet you promised yourself you would do six months ago.

Now more than ever is a time to get to know yourself, your family, and to ground yourself with self-care regiments and maybe even some creative outlets. So, maybe, after all, quarantine isn’t so bad {sort of}. Either way, we love to hear how you’re spending your days at home and hope to inspire readers with new things to try. Our next reader who shared her #QuarantineLife with us for our Reader Quarantine Series is Hoboken local Brooke RyanFind out how she’s been using her time in quarantine and more.

Brooke Ryan

Name, age, and city.

Brooke, 27, Hoboken.

What do you do for work?

I work in ad sales for ViacomCBS.

What time do you get up in quarantine? Has that changed at all?

I get up at 5:00AM if I am going to run and 8:00AM if I skip my run.

Describe your day in self-isolation?

I am fortunate to be able to work from home so while doing that I have been doing some cooking for my boyfriend, Matt, and I and have tried out some great crockpot recipes! I also try to clean and organize my apartment once a week. After work, Matt and I have been binging Homeland and Schitt’s Creek.

How has your routine changed?

My routine hasn’t changed too much aside from cooking more and spending more time with my boyfriend.
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Do you work out virtually? Describe your routine.

I try to run outside at least three days a week and I try to do some peloton app exercises too.

What is your go-to local delivery spot that has come through for you time after time during the pandemic?

My go-to local delivery spots have been Spa Diner and Sushi Lounge.

What is the best website to keep you occupied?

Hoboken Girl and Amazon.

What is the one thing you cannot wait to do once restrictions are lessened?

I cannot wait to see my family and also get my eyebrows and nails done at Nail Atelier.

What has been your favorite song from 7PM cheers/a song you want to hear?

My favorite song was “Don’t Stop Believing” and I would love to hear “With a Little Help From My Friends” by the Beatles.

What are your favorite websites/online entertainment during this time?

Tik Tok and Instagram.

What is the first business you’ll visit when restrictions are lifted?

Nail Atelier.

What is the most productive thing you’ve done all quarantine?

I reorganized my hall closet and dresser that I have been putting off for months.

What is the least productive thing you’ve done all quarantine?

I binged Homeland.

What have you been doing during the quarantine? Let us know in the comments!

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Corinne is a Jersey girl who has always loved to write, create, and make people laugh. Always the “comedian” of the friend group, she's a stand up comic and aspiring comedy writer. She studied communications/film and media at the University of Miami, with a minor in both psychology and exercise science, but now she’s living in downtown Jersey City. Singing and playing the guitar and piano are her favorite hobbies when she’s not writing, working out, or going to comedy shows.


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