Marissa Feldberg '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.
   Today was deadline day for The Billboard. I have two articles due today that are, sadly, far from complete. I spent most of the day working under the pressure of a 6 p.m. deadline and found that I had little time for social media. I took a couple breaks, one to work out (this helps my mood but not my deadline problem), tackled a few cleaning tasks (again, a nice distraction) and complained about my seemingly endless pile of academic work. I found myself needing a break to view something funny on YouTube or to find some new, brooding indie music. Once again, I was prohibited from either. Harumph. I got back to work on the articles and finally turned in my work at 5:58 p.m.
   Afterward, I felt a bit in need of some online pleasure. I would normally use Pinterest, but I can’t, so I read a recipe for Peanut Butter Protein Fluff, which I wanted to share on Facebook … but I refrained. Instead I used the time to clean the house, listened to music and spoke to an actual friend on the actual telephone.
   I am going to bed now. “Tomorrow will be better, 
I swear!”
Marissa Feldberg.jpg Marissa Feldberg '14
Major: Communications