This is me and my friend Gina, circa 1999.
We improved with age, I promise.
Anyway, Gina and I met on the first day of college. We lived across the hall from each other. For the three years after that, we always lived within about 10 yards from one another. That was 14 years ago.
For the last 11 years, though, we haven’t lived in the same state. Right now, we live about 6 hours apart.
Fortunately, we’ve never been closer.
We’re always texting, emailing or skyping. It’s the only way I’ve seen her son! It’s sad but true – he’s six months old and I’ve yet to see him in person. I feel close to him, though, because I can see him on Skype.
I’ve been using Skype for a while, but I recently upgraded to a premium account. One of the coolest things about the upgrade is the ability to have group video chat. That way, Gina and I can keep in touch not just with each other, but with
both all of our college friends.
It definitely beats the AIM we used to use back in our college days.
Gina and I had one conversation on Skype that I’ll never forget. It was on Inauguration Day in 2009. I was home sick from work (really, I was sick, I swear!) and she was somewhere she couldn’t watch Barack Obama being sworn in as president… so, we Skyped, and I held the computer up to my television screen, so she could see it. It was a historic day, and I’m glad we got to share it – even from a few states away!
Plus, the headset makes me feel super cool.
How many embarrassing pictures of myself can I put in one post?
How do YOU use Skype to build deeper connections with your friends and families?
It’s time to say more and stay human. It’s time for Skype.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Skype via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Skype.