Tuesday, November 18, 2014

3 Fun Ways to Build and Maintain Long Distance Friendships


Has life been busy for you lately? I know it has been for me. When life is busy it can be hard to balance all of our responsibilities like work, dreams, and relationships. That’s why it is important to make certain things a priority in your life so as to not overlook them when things get hectic. For me, maintaining and building relationships is and always will be a big priority in my life. I believe that we can learn and grow so much simply by connecting with others. This can get tricky when everyone has different schedules and are traveling in different directions. So today I thought I’d share with you some of the fun ways I build and maintain my friendships.



Meet on Google Hangouts & Skype  

I get it, giving out personal information in the beginning stages of getting to know someone for business, friendship, or whatever it can be scary. That’s why options like Google Hangouts and Skype are fun! With these two channels of communication you can talk with or without video and you can do it using only email. This is especially great for entrepreneurs looking to build business relationships and collaborate with others. Recently, I connected with Lolita Taub creator of the F Show that identifies and follows the progress of millennial entrepreneur females.

Hangout on FaceTime  

Recently, my bestie moved away to get her Ph.D (Go Kirsten!). We’ve never been this far apart, but because we’re so close our friendship hasn’t skipped a beat. In fact we may even talk to each other more now that she’s further away. My bestie doesn’t have cable, but I do and there are certain shows we both enjoy watching. Our solution? FaceTime! It may sound crazy, but it is SO fun. We call it “family time” and when it’s time for our show to come on I set my iPad near the TV so that the bestie can watch the show with me! I cannot tell you how much we both enjoy this.

Connect Through Snail Mail

Remember in college when your parents sent you care packages? You know, little packages of the things you loved. Well that’s what snail mail is. Snail mail doesn’t even have to be a huge package. It can simply be a post card to let someone know you’re thinking of them. It could be a thank you card to express your gratitude for an opportunity. It could even be a “just because” gift or a special invitation. The best thing about snail mail is that you can customize it as much as you want. In such a digital world, a beautiful package in the mail is always a nice surprise.

What are some fun ways you build and maintain long distance friendships?

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