This week I did something I've never done before. I took a break from the demands of life and work and went to see a movie—during the middle of the day. It was supposed to be a "Bad Moms" reunion with my dear friends Reshma Saujani and Chloe Drew to see "Bad Moms Christmas," but we abandoned the sequel for "LadyBird," which was incredible. We laughed. We cried. And as the credits rolled I realized it had been too long since I had allowed myself to be moved so emotionally. I navigate so many of my days numbly responding to emails, texts, and tweets, focused on the next deadline. It was refreshing to drown out the noise for a couple of hours.
It felt so good, in fact, that I'm going to create more white space over the next ten days by ditching all things digital. I'm going to spend the holidays deeply feeling the love of my family and the gratitude I have for all of you who have supported me this year. I'll hop back on email, my site, my vlog and social media on January 2nd. Until then, I wish all of you a peaceful holiday, a prosperous new year, and hopefully some of your own ball dropping.