When you live in one city for several years, you accumulate a lot of stuff. Vintage clothes you purchased for a Halloween costume years ago; ticket stubs and posters from your favorite shows; gag gifts that are inside jokes with friends — visual memories of the fun times you’ve had.
It’s easy to pack these odds and ends into a box and set them up again in the same city and even state, but how do you move them across the country? Easy! You don’t. Whether you’re re-locating to start a new job, pursue a new relationship or just to get away, there’s only one thing you need to pack: your laptop.
Technology has made it impossible to forget anything. All your proudest and most embarrassing moments are just a Google search away from being discovered. But that being said, everyone and their mother (literally) is on Twitter or Facebook, so they’re a free and fast way to keep in touch. But be careful what you post. No one cares that you had a great breakfast much less wants to see a blurry picture of it, but they will care that you got a promotion or a new dog. (But if you really must tell everyone about your wonderful breakfast, WordPress is a good blogging tool.) Also keep in mind the frequency of your posts. Try to limit it to once a day Monday-Friday around noon since mornings are usually spent catching up on what happened overnight.