Throughout my years, I’ve been lucky enough to meet some pretty awesome people who I’m proud to call my best friends. I’ve met these people through school, university, travels, living together and many other shenanigans all over Australia and the world and I will forever be eternally grateful for the friendships I’ve made. And as much as it sucks living a few hours away from your best friend or even in another state or country, there are actually some pretty cool and good things about them living away from you. (Note: I’m really just missing all of my friends who live away from me and I’m trying to be optimistic here).
You get to live vicariously through their Instagram pictures. One of my best friends works for Topdeck in Europe and the last I saw, she was in Prague wandering around the Old Town.
You have pen pals and people to have long skype sessions with. I love sending post cards or birthday parcels to my friends (despite paying ridiculous fees) and then receiving a mysterious letter in the mail! Then happening to be on Skype at the same time and spontaneously spending the next few hours catching up.
Whatsapp messages. If your best friends live away from you GET WHATSAPP! My best friend and I always send eachother voice recordings for those times in our lives we’re too busy to commit to a skype sesh. I usually record a message when I’m getting ready in the morning or sometimes, if they’re lucky, maybe even on a night out when I’m a bit tipsy.
Getting cool souvenirs from across the world. Need I say more?!
When you see eachother next, it’s truly amazing! There’s tears, excitement, nerves, laughter and just overjoyed happiness! You talk like no time or distance has interfered with your friendship.
So to all my friends far and wide, keep sending the snapchats and whatsapp messages and skype me whenever you like.