Kimberly Maske-Mertz '14

Wilson Magazine asked Kimberly Maske-Mertz and Marissa Felderg to stay off social media sites for a week. The following are excerpts from the daily journals they kept.
    My last day without social media! I have to say, I’ve had a fairly pleasant week. Granted, I know I’ve missed out on a lot. But at the same time, I found that my productivity for the week went up with the lack of distraction. I also found that I experienced less stress without the constant chatter, gossip and drama provided by up-to-the-minute updates from my friends, family and acquaintances. At times I found myself enjoying the “quiet” while other times, I found myself bored and in need of a social uplift. But the fact remains, I made it through the week with minimal damage to my sanity.
A final note: My friend Lisa had her baby! As if a karmic reward for my efforts, the announcement was the first post on my newsfeed upon logging into Facebook. The baby is adorable!
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Kimberly Maske-Mertz '14
Age: 37
Major: MA in Humanities/ Language and Literature