Breezy Days: Media Fast


February 16, 2012

Media Fast

I know I'm smiling in the picture below, but I am SO not smiling right now.


Ok, that was a tad overdramatic I know.
I am being forced to take  a blog break for 3 days.

Actually, a computer/phone/technology break.

Let me explain.
I'm in a Communications class, and one of our projects is that we have to take a Media Fast.
Takin' a break from all things media-related.

This project is meant to show us how much we depend on social media resources and how well we can cope without them. I can already tell you I'm not going to cope very well.
But at least it will open up some free time for me, and make me bored enough to do my homework.
My Media Fast includes the following:
-I'm not allowed to use my phone. AT ALL. No calls, texts, emails, and I can't even use my alarm on it
-No computer unless absolutely necessary to turn in homework
-No internet browsing/pretend shopping
-No television, hulu, netflix, movies
-No going out to the movies
-No camera/picture taking
-No instagram, twitter, youtube
-No facebook
-No emails
-No blog
You know what?
Imma try and make the best of it!

I will try to complete the following during my fast:
-Practice my singing & piano playing
-Write a handwritten letter to my bff Sterling
-Deep clean the apartment
-Study & take my two tests by Tuesday
-Catch up on school reading
-Exercise/go to a Zumba class
-Donate/sell clothes I don't wear
-Take an inventory of what clothing I have, and what I would like to get for spring
-Sort paperwork stack in the kitchen
-Finish my burlap lampshade
-Organize/decorate the office

I know I'll probably get about 3-4 of these things done, but it's always good to have a list of choices. 
Dress, Belt:Ross//Flats: Forever 21//Necklace: Anthropologie {gift}//Coat: Forever 21 {Valentine's gift from Ryan!} 

So that is the jist of it all.
I'll see you all soon!

Don't go just yet though, I have a present for you all :)

I just finished the sixth installment of "The Story of Us", and it's sitting in my 'lil post folder.
I'll have Ryan post it for me in a day or two when you all start having Brios withdrawals.

Love you all dearly, and I'll see you on the other side and tell you allll about it!

<3 Bri

P.S. Can I have just a little bragging moment? The white coat above, Ryan picked out all by himself and gave it to me as one of my surprise Valentines presents. How cute is he!?
He went to Forever 21, loved the shape and stitching of the coat, thought I could wear it through Winter and Spring and picked it up for me. Gosh, I'm so lucky.


Jess said...

AH! Good luck - you'll be missed in the land of blogging ;)

I'm gonna do a media fast when I finish school!
But just for 1 day not 3 lol.


The Mrs. and The Momma said...

Whoa! That's huge and would be SO hard for me. I'll be interested to see how it goes. Buy you'll probably get way more done. It's crazy how much time is spent doing all those things, when much more enriching activities could replace them. Good luck!

The Mrs. and The Momma

S said...

I love your statement necklace! It's so chic!

If you like fashion, you will surely like my blog with finnish flavour ! I invite you to check it out, and why not follow it to support and be the first to know when I post ;)

xoxo Heidi Caterina

justrealhappy said...

Wow...that's intense. I wish you the BET of luck with it. Can't wait to read about how it went.

justrealhappy said...

Hahha...that was supposed to say BEST of luck...ooops!

Chelsea said...

Good luck!!!! That is such a wonderful idea. I'm sure I could get a lot done for that, but for my communications class we are required to blog sooooo I have to keep it up! But I'm excited to see how it goes for you!

Cait Emma said...

awww you look so pretty! and i'm going to miss you while your gone!

Elizabeth said...

I have been trying to do a media fast as well! It has been going ok, I feel physically healthier and have more energy without the computer, but at the same time my mind is going crazy!! Hope you have been well!

Maria- CityLaundry said...

i loveee this dress! you look lovely in it! and the necklace adds such a nice touch!

Katie said...

how did it go? I can't imagine not making any phone calls for three days!

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