For anyone who knows my story, you'll know that I live states away from my family. They live in Indiana, I live in Kansas--that's about a nine hour drive! So, we don't get to see each other too much. I've only lived in Kansas for a year now and have saved up enough PTO at work to take quite a few trips home, but it's nothing compared to how much time I used to spend with them before. That's why keeping in touch via other means is soooo important.