This blog title works for two reasons: 1) I intend to write about staying in touch with all my BC loves, but also 2) It’s been about a month since I posted on here. My laptop died almost permanently and it took me awhile to revive, but it’s alive and feeling better than ever so nothing will stop my blogging schedule now.

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I cannot believe it has been over three months since I moved to Winnipeg. In some ways I feel like the time has flown, but in other ways it feels like I haven’t seen my friends and family in forever. It is so easy to lose touch. I have moved once before and while I know if I ever ran into my childhood friends we would get along just fine, I only regularly keep in touch with my best friend.

Sometimes it seems overwhelming to regularly call your family, write letters to your grandparents, text your friends, email your colleagues, and send smoke signals to… just kidding. But aren’t they the most important thing? If everything fell apart here in Winnipeg, aren’t they the ones that I could go home to and fall into their hugs?

Some of my favourite moments since I moved into my new place are coming home to care packages from my parents and sister, letters and gift cards from my extended family, and flowers from a friend. I love when I wake up in the morning to an inbox full of emails from my past colleagues. My family and friends are in my life for a reason – they’re special to me and I share so many memories with them.

So starting today it is my new goal to send one letter or email per day to someone back home in BC. Or phone a friend. I personally think snail mail is the best and while Canada Post can be painfully slow, nothing beats finding an envelope at y0ur doorstep.

I want my family and friends to know how much I miss them. I want people to come home to. I want to be the type of person who makes the time to say “Hello, I miss you, what’s new?”

Who sent you your last piece of snail mail with love? If you wrote to one person today, who would it be and why?

  • girlwiththeredhair

    I owe you a United Way care package, I know!! I will send it very soon. So glad you revived your laptop because I’ve really missed your blog posts!!

  • Mallory

    Snail mail is pretty awesome. Morgan sent me a letter the other day (even though we live about 10 blocks away from each other) and it really made my day. I will write to you soon!! :)