5 Ways to Stay In Touch

Good morning, everyone!

I started my day off with a 20-minute run around my neighborhood and ended up covering 2.25 miles. I just realized that my training for the Disneyland Half Marathon starts in about a week, so I definitely need to increase my running.

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I made some of my best friends through the Disney College Program! We were all having so much fun and then January 3rd abruptly came around forcing us to separate. Now what?

People in the real world just don’t understand our DCP woes. Who can we complain to about how hard our lives were during the program? Living at Disney sounds like a fairytale, and don’t get me wrong, I loved living there. But, the DCP definitely had its downsides, too. Only those who did the DCP can truly understand our pain! 😉

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

In my opinion, the ideal way to stay in touch with my friends is to plan reunions! But, realistically, that is not possible as often as we’d like. In the meantime, we have to find other ways to stay in touch!

5 Ways to Stay In Touch with Long-Distance Friends

  1. ooVoo is a game changer. You can use it to video chat with up to 12 people, so it’s perfect for groups! It can be difficult to take turns talking, but you can’t beat the price. It’s so exciting to be able to talk to and see friends all over the country at one time!
  2. Snapchat is way too much fun! I constantly take snapchats and send them to my friends. I like that you can show people a funny snippet of your life and then that picture disappears. Sometimes I even have conversations strictly via snapchat.
  3. Texting and iMessage. I know, what a shocker! Talking on the phone is quicker, but you can’t beat the convenience of texting. I am either really quick with my response or I read it in the middle of doing something and respond a day later. Oops.
  4. Facebook group messages are perfect for groups that don’t all have iPhones. Nothing is more annoying than trying to carry on a conversation when half of the recipients can’t receive the texts. Facebook messaging is the perfect solution, although I am not a fan of the feature that shows who has read the message.
  5. Snail Mail. This isn’t the most efficient way to stay in touch, but receiving something in the mail is always fun for a split second! I love any excuse to look at stationery and practice my penmanship.

Those are just tools that can assist you. Of course, it is so important that everyone makes an effort and wants to stay in touch!

Question of the Day!

How do you stay in touch with your long-distance friends? Any suggestions?

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