(TOWNHALL) – It was a glorious week, at least for me. For the first time in a long time, I unplugged. I loaded up the family truckster (a rented minivan) and drove back to Michigan to visit family for a week, and I barely checked social media. And, even more rare these days, I mostly used my phone as a device to call people and speak with them. I'm tired from having driven about 2000 miles over that week, and 10 hours back home today (with two kids, the oldest of which just turned 2, you tend to have to make a few stops), but I also feel relaxed. I highly recommend it.
I know the urge to remain constantly connected, "what if I miss something important?" You won't. I didn't completely miss all the news and log off, I caught whatever news my dad had on, or other family members, and tweeted occasionally, which was more than enough. We're more than a year away from the next election, between now and then there will be dozens of "huge stories" that will be "game changers." None of them will change the game. Take a break.
If you miss the latest stupid declaration from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, she'll make another one. None of them, individually, mean anything. And they'll all be forgotten by the time she makes the next one. It's what she does, it's who she is. It's like breathing to her, which she's lucky is a reflex or else she'd forget to do it. Between my typing this and you reading, she'll have done something else that would embarrass a 10-year-old and everything will be right back to where it started.
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