Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Friends are like a good bra...

...supportive, hard to find and always close to your heart.

For today's blog post, I have taken inspiration from Corinne at Cat Eyes and Thigh Highs, who writes about how important and valuable friends are.

Being an expat, you get to experience an exotic lifestyle, a wonderful climate or maybe a great job opportunity. But there are things that you have to sacrifice once you have decided that the expat life is for you. One of those things being friendships.

Now that's not to say that you must cut all ties with people, seeing as you've decided to make the move abroad. But it's not like you're going to be able to pop round for a cuppa and a few too many chocolate hobnobs anymore. You have to make use of Skype (and its fondness of crashing), rely on (expensive) phone calls and emails. Maybe the occasional tweet here and there.

It takes a special friend to deal with the distance. Take my best friend for example. Even if we haven't seen each other for 6 months, or perhaps not spoken for 3 weeks, when we do get in touch, it's like nothing has changed. It's not forced. There's always stuff to say. We just carry on as normal.

So, to all you fellow expats out there who totally get my drift, and have moments where the ONLY thing that could cheer you up is your best friend/a cuppa/biscuits, send a tweet/email/Facebook message to your bezzie right now!! Because even though you have moved away, they are still as awesome as ever. And to those non expats who have been to busy with work/family stuff/boyfriend/shopping(!) recently, I suggest you do the same ;)

Here's my favourite girl, who, by the way, has a very important job interview soon, so please all wish her the best of luck!

1 comment:

  1. What a cute picture of you & you friend - good luck to her on her interview!

    XoXo, Kimberly