About Me

Keeping connected with family who live long distance can be difficult.  Admittedly, some of us do it better than others.

I want to help you keep your family connected across hallways, miles and milestones.

But being far from family is not limited to a geographical distance. Being far from family extends to those families that are far from being a family due to conflict, different lifestyles, failed communications or other issues.

The family we need to keep connected with may be the person or people across the hallway with whom you are sharing a home with, it may be beloved family members living long distance that you work to keep connected with or it may be the older sibling that is now an empty-nester while you are elbow deep in changing diapers.

And sometimes keeping connected is a matter of reading the words of a kindred spirit, knowing you are one of many living life far from family.

I, along with others reading, commenting and contributing here at Far From Family are that kindred spirit.

I want to write honest, inspirational, pragmatic articles about our collective experiences. I want to share your thoughts, emotions, conflicts and triumphs of living far from family.
I want to have a community sharing together our experiences of being far from family.

Except for a few months in college, I have lived far from family since I graduated high school. The decision to live far from family is one that is frequently revisited. 

Despite living far, keeping myself connected with family has always been important.

We had our children while living far from family.  We have created our home far from our family (neither my husband and I were raised in the Pacific Northwest).

I reflect often on our decision to live far from family.  To be honest, at any given moment I may regret living my life (and my children’s lives) far from family while in that same moment also being thankful for exactly where I am.

Join me as I write about living life long distance and offer advice on keeping connected.

Living life far from family