We’ve all done it. You meet the friend of your dreams - your ride or die - and then find out that they're from the other side of the planet so you enjoy your time with them anyway because everything is temporary in the end, right? Sure, that is a way to think about it but instead of promising to see one another again but never actually doing it, there are steps you can take to make sure you do and fulfill your soulmate friendship destiny!
If this seems farfetched, it’s probably because you are caught up in your own world which happens to all of us. Sometimes it’s hard to realize that to another person we are a minor character in their very unique biopic. While out of sight and out of mine can be very real there are ways to combat this. Firstly, don’t be afraid to join Facebook. Everyone has it for a reason. it makes long distance communication so dreadfully easy. If you’re a private person, just keep up your settings to the people you trust! Still, Facebook isn’t enough. You have to make the effort to talk. It’s tricky, trust me. If you see them posting in your newsfeed or dashboard or have a fleeting thought about them or your trip, just say so! It’ll make them feel appreciated which is a really good stepping stone to continuing a conversation.
It’s also important to make definitive plans and yet still be open to compromise. While your life is happening, so is theirs. It might not happen right away but if you make it clear that you want to see them again it’s very possible. Skyscanner helps too! Know that if it's years down the road, too, that you see them it's very likely that you will have a friendship close enough to pick back up where you left it because that is the magic of the travel lifestyle and meeting people on the road. They have a nomadic soul too.