Friends and family, I think about you all the time. I really do. A song or a smell can send me straight into a memory with loved ones. I think about the implications that living abroad has on my relationships often. Ultimately, I've got to find what feels good for me, and that just so happens to be living abroad right now.
Whatsapp keeps these girls together
The 12 hour time difference and not having a facebook makes keeping in touch much more difficult, but there is always good old fashioned email. Whatsapp has been great as well, as I have group chats on there with my girls from home, my university chicks, and my Ecualadies.
Brazil, Mexico, Australia, can't keep track of these awesome ladies!!
Since moving abroad, I've always managed to make it home two or three times a year, but now most of my friends have dispersed all over the planet (Chicago, San Fran, Moscow, Utrecht, NYC, etc!) so I never quite know who I will get to bump into back in Florida. I am lucky that I get a lot of vacations as a teacher, which gives me the opportunity to visit people, but globe-trotting can really add up, especially when I have to fly back and forth between Hong Kong and Florida a couple of times a year.
Miss these beauties all the time
Just because we aren't Tallatrashy anymore doesn't
mean we don't still love each other
So, what's the point of all this? I just want to get it out there: I am trying. Trying my hardest to be a good friend/relative, but it just isn't always that easy from a distance. I love it when my people reach out to me and shoot me a friendly email or message, so please keep those coming, and I will try to log onto Skype more than once a month!