Being away from your friends or significant is always hard, especially when exciting things happen to you and they’re all far away.
In my case, I’m not missing my significant other, I’m missing my four significant others. I’ve had a core group of girlfriends throughout my whole life, but I’m the youngest and this year I am the lone remainder. I’m the only one left still in high school, they’re all off in college! I’m very jealous/excited for them, but it doesn’t change the fact that I’m stuck here in town while they’ve ventured farther out west to their respective colleges.
So if you’re like me and are stuck in high school while your BFFs are off gallivanting at college, this post may be for you!
Thankfully, our lives take place in a time of technological ease and missing your loved ones can be abated by only the click of a button.
1. PHONES HAVE CALLING CAPABILITIES FOR A REASON…USE THEM
There is a reason why phones having calling capabilities and it isn’t just to butt dial someone. This tip is therefore fairly straightforward: call your loved one. It’s easy, it’s quick and hearing their voice can make you feel better.
2. DOWNLOAD SNAP CHAT
Snap chat is a lovely app that can help you see your loved one’s face almost all the time. It’s quick, it’s easy and the results can be very silly.
3. WATCH A SHOW TOGETHER
Thankfully we also have texting which keeps us in constant contact. But when you are conversing ALL THE TIME, you may eventually run out of things to talk about. Starting a TV show together and watching it at the same time may create conversation with each other. Added bonus: you get to watch TV and possibly eat popcorn….what’s not to love
4. VISIT EACHOTHER
I know, your lover is 4,000,000 miles away, or your BFFs are off at college a 4 hour drive away. It’s hard to see each other, but trust me, YOU GOTTA. Seeing each other face to face will never be replaced with technological interactions. You need to see your friends smile, get a hug, and tell each other what they’ve been missing. BUCKLE UP AND MAKE THE INITIATIVE TO GO SEE YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER/FRIEND. Because you gotta.
5. SEND CARE PACKAGES
Nothing says I love you more than sending a care package. Fill it with candy or food, funny pictures, a present or two, coupons, love letters, whatever you feel like. In my case I like to include a baked good, candy, a present of some kind (artwork or something store bought), and a handwritten note. It shows your friend/significant other that you’re thinking of them. And besides, who doesn’t love receiving mail that isn’t spam?
6. MAKE NEW FRIENDS
This tip isn’t particularly applicable if you are missing your significant other, but if you’re missing your friends….it may be time to bite the bullet. Although you love your friends and you will always miss them, sometimes you gotta branch out. Make new friends by joining clubs, teams, or sitting at a new table for lunch. It’s not always easy, but in the end you may just meet a new lifelong friend.