I just booked a hotel room for two nights in November. The hotel is about 5 minutes from my house. I will go for one night of utter solitude and then hand it off to Nick to take a night away from home. If it is in your means and you have also not been alone in 7 months, I recommend a 24 hour retreat. I can make this recommendation from my vast experience having done it for the first time 4 days ago. Here's a sampling of what I did during my 24-hour retreat: Wrote uninterrupted for several hours. Watched a documentary about Abraham Lincoln. Watched MTV's Ghosted, because I'm both high brow and low brow. Watched CNN because I am pretty middle brow too, if we're honest. Ordered a steak dinner and ate it in courses over the entire evening. Ate 6 Reese's cups (which are banned in our house due to allergy). Set an alarm for 10 a.m., the latest I could possibly sleep. (Woke up at 8 a.m. anyway.) Made every decision considering only what I wanted and not the wants and needs
What if I turned this site in to a daily personal journal that no one reads instead of trying to keep it as a professional base that I never update? I mean, I can do what I want. Remember when blogging was different?
I haven't done a great job of sharing my latest writing! So here we go, catching up on the last couple of months. In Huffington Post How I am teaching my small daughters to play Patriarchy Chicken In Bustle Looking Back On Elizabeth Wurtzel's 'Prozac Nation,' 25 Years After Its Release In Folks Hands as big as pillows, and other weird migraine symptoms How I learned to stop worrying and accept being bald In Lifehacker A guide to feeding your picky eater How to keep your toddler safe and secure A guide to handling your toddler's evening meltdown In Hello Giggles How I stopped comparing myself to the ideal "yoga body" that doesn't actually exist In Healthline Why denying that your loved one has dementia can be dangerous