The Power of Video Chatting

High school and college are full of new and awesome experiences that can stretch you past your limits. You can meet new people, join new clubs, play sports, and obviously go to class. Friends are a huge piece of school. When graduating from high school, I was worried about keeping in touch with my high school life. Would I be able to do it? Thanks to social media, FaceTime, texting and calling, it is easier than ever before to keep in touch with the people you love and care about most.

My first semester of college was a semester in which I started to miss my friends from home. So, what did I do? I suggested that my friends and I FaceTime! Once a week on Monday nights, I FaceTime my former Young Life leader and friend Kelsey. We have a bible study and also catch up. That time is sacred in my schedule. We get to virtually hang out, but more importantly we talk about God and His Word. That is definitely one of the highlights of my week.

I also love FaceTiming my camp friends. Since we are all so far from each other, FaceTime plays a major part in our friendship. That is also really fun. Showing my friends what Loras is like definitely takes the cake. Recently, I FaceTimed a camp friend and got to see her adorable new puppy. It’s amazing how people can be in different states and still hang out! We have so much fun catching up and it makes life a whole lot easier to know that they are only a FaceTime or  text away.

All in all, it is okay if you miss those high school days. However, now that social media and video chatting is bigger than ever, it is nice to know you can contact friends that way. I do not know what the world would be like without these mediums to keep in touch.

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Audrey Peterson is a writer for The Lorian.

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