How to keep in touch from far away
COVID-19 spelled many challenges to long-cherished traditions, including the ability to communicate face-to-face—something most people have taken for granted up until this 2020-21 school year. A little over a year from the global outbreak of the coronavirus, nearly every country in the world sponsored ‘Air Bridges’ or charter flights back to one’s homeland. Resultingly, the demographics within nations have, by and large, shifted to pre-modern times isolation levels all in the course of a very short time. Meanwhile, many families or friends may find themselves abruptly cut off with no end ins sight; however, the miracle of technology avails itself to a many a group of individuals.
1.) Call often through communication platforms that operate overseas whether it is Skype, WhatsApp, Facetime, etc. Birthdays, anniversaries’, and the start/end of the school year are great starting points to catch up.
2.) Make a point to stay up-to-date on the current events or national climate of cities where your friends/family live.
3.) Whenever possible, document significant events or intentionally curate interesting scenes to share from the days you have to spend apart.