I think one of the most difficult things about moving abroad is feeling completely disconnected from my "real" life. I feel like I'm missing out on friends, memories and experiences, especially when it seems like they need me. I wish I could be there for my friends when they are having an amazing day, want to go shopping, ask which shoes to buy or vent about whoever they're dating. Thank goodness for the internet, because without it, I would be miserable!
However, now is one of those times I wish I could be more easily accessible...I have a friend who will be going in for an operation tomorrow and while I have high hopes and great optimism, there is always a bit of nervousness behind it all. Please have warm thoughts!
Speaking of friends and my life back home, I ran into someone this past weekend! Yes, a totally random run-in in Singapore! It was like one of those movie moments. I was sitting around the pool on Sentosa at Tanjong Beach Club when I see this guy walking past me. I think to myself, "There is no way that is Jordan...there is nooooo efffing wayyyy..." But as he made eye contact, he did a double take and that, to me, was the signal to freak out, jump up and give him the biggest hug ever! Imagine, running into an old friend you haven't seen in over 2 years in another country without even planning it?! Those are slim odds, my friend!
Anyways, if you're like me, so far I find the internet essential in keeping in touch with friends. Facebook, Gchat, calling on gchat and skype...you name it! I wish I had a Blackberry so that I could use BBM, too!